John K. Mountford, Jr., 71, of Woodstock, NY, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born August 28, 1949 in Rockville Centre, NY, son of the late John K. Mountford, Sr., and Barbara (Smith) Mountford. John was married to his loving wife of 46 years, Colleen (Dempsey) Mountford.
John served his country in the US Army during Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. John worked for Metro North Railroad for many years. He last worked as Fire Safety Director in Grand Central Station, NY. He was a member of the Highwoods Sportsman's Club, American Legion, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
John is survived by his wife, Colleen Mountford of Woodstock, his children, John Mountford, III of Woodstock, Nora Mountford Joonoos and her husband Samie of Mickelton, NJ, Jeremiah Mountford and his wife Jacquelyn of Chester, NY, his grandchildren, Rosalie Joy Mountford, Henry John Mountford, Kayla Rose Joonoos, and Noah Thomas Mountford, his sister, Carol Mountford Simpson and her husband James of Greenwood, AR, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Diane Radcliffe, and his nephew, David Radcliffe.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 where family and friends may visit on Thursday April 8, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here: https://app.planhero.com/gatherings/8637-john-mountford-jr-calling-hours
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11am on Friday April 9, 2021 at St. John's Church, 12 Holly Hills Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498. Burial will follow in the Ulster County Veteran Cemetery at New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the, Veteran's Community Fund, c/o UC Veterans Services, 5 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401 or St. John's RC Church, 12 Holly Hills Drive, Woodstock, 12498. A tribute for John can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com , where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.