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John "Jack" Zehnick

October 23, 1941 — December 8, 2023

John L. “Jack” Zehnick, passed away on December 8, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family and dearest friends. He was the son of the late Harry and Delta Zehnick. He was married to his loving wife of 60 years, the late Jean “Cookie” Zehnick. Jean passed away in 2017. 

Jack was a resident of Sawkill in the Town of Kingston. He worked as a Carpet Installer for many years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

He is survived by 5 children, Joe Zehnick and his wife Ada, Sherri Pape and her late husband Stephen Bailey, Terri “Poody” Carey and her husband Jeff, John “Muds” Zehnick and his wife Stephanie, and Artie Zehnick and his wife Judy, eight grandchildren, Amy and Michael Pape, Jessica and CJ Carey, Jade Shumen, Joey Zehnick, Amanda Weiss, and Chloe Zehnick, twelve great grandchildren, his sisters, Sharon Fillpowicz of FL, Dolores Banks of Esopus, and Harriet Zehnick of Kerhonkson, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Jack is predeceased by his siblings, Rosie Rosencranse, Buzzy Smith, Tommy Zehnick, Betsy Felt, Eileen Gaebel, and Rusty Zehnick, and his grandson, John Zehnick. The family wants to extend a huge thank you to Margaret Short, for the care of Jack in his last days and support for the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 4pm to 7pm. A tribute for Jack can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc. - Kingston

326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

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