Sheldon Vetter

Sheldon ""Jiggs"" Vetter

Tuesday, October 31st, 1933 - Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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Sheldon “Jiggs” Vetter, age 86, went home to be with his Lord on December 14, 2019 at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, MS. He was born October 31, 1933 in Suffern, NY, to Frederick and Lucy (Maier) Vetter.
Mr. Vetter was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Lucy Vetter; his brother, Charles Vetter; and his sister, June Overfield.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joanne (Nash) Vetter; his daughter, Melanie Vetter of Poughkeepsie, NY; his son, Darren (Lisa) Vetter, Poughkeepsie, NY; his grandchildren, Brandon and Rommi Vetter; his sister, Dawn (Vincent) Humphreys, Poughkeepsie, NY; and his cousins, nieces and nephews.
He retired from AT&T and the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was a member of the VFW Post 170, American Legion Post 1302, and BPOE 275. In addition, he was a life member of the Hudson Valley Umpire Association (HVUA), IABO, CHVFA, New York State Softball Officials (NYSSO), The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Navy Seabee Veterans of American, Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, and MCB-19.
Jiggs and Joanne were members of Calvary Chapel Hudson Valley in NY and Gulf Coast Church in MS.
The family wishes to thank the personnel of Tender Loving Care, Gulfport, and Mid-Hudson Home Care, Poughkeepsie, NY, for their support and assistance in caring for Jiggs. A special thanks to all of their aides.
Services will take place in the spring in Poughkeepsie, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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Sandy Bernstein

Posted at 12:22pm
Dear Joanne, Very sorry about Jiggs' passing. We shared many times on basketball courts as well as having similar health issues. We wish you much strength and health during this difficult time. May his memory always comfort you.
Sandy and Nancy Bernstein

James A.Holleran

Posted at 02:33pm
Darren, I just heard about the loss of your father, I am deeply and sincerely sorry. Not knowing your dad only through speaking with you, I felt we had something in common being ex-Navy men. Having known you has I have at the phone company, I am sure your father was deeply proud of having raised such a fine gentleman. Jim Holleran Sr.

William Steinhaus

Posted at 10:01pm
Sympathy to the entire family - I was always appreciative of the polite, friendly and kind greeting I would get from Jiggs when ever we would meet around the community -- and I always respected the way he conducted himself he was "proudly military" -- My heartfelt prayers to the entire family. William R. Steinhaus, Dutchess County Executive, 1992-2011, retired.

Steve Miller

Posted at 09:29am
Very sorry to of the loss of Jiggs. We umpired together, he umpired many of the games I played in, and we were friends. So sorry for you loss Joanne.
Steve Miller

Jerry Joyce Posted at 09:46am

I almost cannot remember a time I didn't know Jiggs. We worked side by side in the trades, traveled and played in the Criterions, refereed many a football game together and were members of the McCauley's Alumni Association. A great and funny guy! Jiggs you were one of a kind. I 'm sure you've already found your best friend Monty. My sincere condolences to Joanne ,Darren , Melanie and the grandchildren. RIP my friend.

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