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1934 John 2023

John Radel

October 18, 1934 — August 10, 2023

August 10, 2023 John J. Radel, of Mountain Road, Shokan, son of the late Margaret Maurer Radel and Alexander John Radel. Born on October 18, 1934, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He leaves behind his children Richard John Radel (Ellen Kramer) of West Hurley, Lisa DeGondea (Rex Myers) of Kingston, Cynthia Bell (Donald) of Ruby, Theresa Swartz of Kingston and Richard Allan Radel (Lisa) of Gansevoort, NY as well as Buddy, his faithful feline companion. He was predeceased by his wife, Jane Hartz Radel, a son, George Radel and grandsons Kevin Dugan, Jr. and Jon DeGondea.

Jack retired as a member of IBM’s Quarter Century Club and as an avid sportsman, he enjoyed the great outdoors, boating, hunting, fishing, gardening, food preservation and chef-quality recipes from the fruits of his labor. He will be remembered for his love of animals, friends, sharing a good long story, foul dad jokes and finding ingenious ways to repair and create useful items and most of all, his beloved grandchildren.

His granddaughter Rebecca DeGondea, great granddaughter Lilyana DeGondea and daughter Theresa Swartz selflessly gave their time and support so he could complete his life’s journey in the comfort of the home he so loved.

The family is grateful for the amazing staff of Hospice, especially January and Sally, as well as Father Kiley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, 80 Washington       , Suite 204, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or at Donate Now | Supporting the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation (

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Wednesday August 16, 2023 from 5pm to 8pm.  A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday August 17, 2023 at 11am at St. Francis de Sales, 109 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464. A tribute for John can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc. - Kingston

326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church

109 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464

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