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John W. Hesleitner, Sr.

March 15, 1945 — October 25, 2022


John "Wayne" Hesleitner, Sr., 77, of Kingston, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at his home in Kingston, NY surrounded by his loving family by his side.

He was born on March 15, 1945 in Kingston, NY and was the son of the late John Hesleitner and Loretta Day. John was married to his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth B. (Rinaldo) Hesleitner. John served 7 years in the Army National Guard from 1964 to 1971. John owned and operated JB & Son Heating alongside his son for over 27 years. Prior to becoming a business owner, John had many talents and trades such as carpentry, machinest and small engine repair.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Rinaldo) Hesleitner and his children Bernadette Judware (Mike) and John Hesleitner (Nicole) ; his grandchildren  Ashley Gutierrez (David), Victoria Judware, Danelle Judware, Colby Hesleitner; his great-grandchildren Isabella, Raymond, Kinsley and soon to arrive baby Jax; and his brother-in-law Rich Rinaldo. John is preceded in death by his parents and his canine campanion Sophie.

A special thank you to the staff at Hospice for all their care and compassion. In leiu of flowers please feel free to make donations to Hudson Valley Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Private services will be held as per his wishes. Please visit, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

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