John S. Gaal, Jr.
January 11, 1952 - April 6, 2019

John S. Gaal, Jr.

John S. Gaal, Jr.
Jan 11, 1952 - Apr 6, 2019

John S. Gaal, Jr.
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John S. Gaal, Jr., 67, of Port Ewen, NY, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was born January 11, 1952 in Astoria, Queens, NY, the son of the late John and Christine (Sorrentino) Gaal. John was married to Darlene Kelsey Gaal.

He was a graduate of John A. Coleman Catholic High School and later received his Associates Degree from Ulster County Community College. He worked at Hercules-Dyno in Port Ewen for over 20 years. John later drove a school bus for First Student and Ethan Allen for several years, a job he truly loved. He enjoyed live music and had attended many concerts. He also enjoyed smoking cigars and spending time at race tracks and casinos. He loved the company of his pet Schnauzer's and cats throughout the years.

He is survived by his wife Darlene, his daughter, Deanna, his sisters, Joanne and her late husband Gary, Christine and her husband Ron, his brothers and sisters in law, June, Charlene, and Griffin, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 216 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY, 12466, where family and friends may visit on Thursday April 11, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm. The funeral service will take place on Friday April 12, 2019 at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Krumville Cemetery, Krumville, NY. A tribute for John can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Jean Fuga on Apr 11, 2019

CandleDear Joanne and family, our deepest sympathies, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I will light a candle for John this Sunday at church . ❤️🙏. Jean and Bob Fuga

Terry & Mary on Apr 11, 2019

Dear Darlene,Deanna &family , Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God comfort you and give you strength. We will always cherish our friendship and memories. Love, Terry & Mary

Ralph and Sharon DeGroat on Apr 10, 2019

Joanne, Erin,Kristen, Christine and family...our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all of you for the loss of your beloved John..Love Ralph, Sharon and family....🙏💞

Teddy Brucato on Apr 10, 2019

John positively influenced my life in so many ways and I will miss him with all my heart . John, thank you for your friendship, I will miss you forever, and I will NEVER forget all the good times that we shared at the race tracks and casinos. Take care my friend.... Until we meet again.

Lance Sussin on Apr 9, 2019

I’ll miss all the good times we had together hanging out smoking cigars and going to the track. Miss you already. Lance Sussin

Cathy McGraw on Apr 9, 2019 thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. Praying that happy memories and the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time.

Barbara Ann White on Apr 9, 2019

My sincere condolenses to his wife Darlene and daughter Deanna. Johnny was a part of my life since the early 70's. We didn't see each other in a long time but when we talked it was as if it was yesterday. I have wonderful memories of Johnny. He was a good man. May God give all his family comfort at this time.

Priscilla Lowe on Apr 8, 2019

Darlene my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeremy on Apr 8, 2019

John is almost like a 2nd Father to me and was an inspiration to many people all over the world. God Bless his soul. God needed another Angel.

Judy on Apr 8, 2019

Sending prayers to Darlene, May god be with you during this time of need! Thoughts and prayers to family and friends

Bob Brueckner on Apr 8, 2019

John was a very good friend of mine in our early to late teens, and even though we have been out of touch for the majority of our lives, I will miss him. We had some great times.



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