John F. Carney, 85, of Kingston formerly of West Shokan, passed away on Thursday November 19, 2020 at home. He was born June 17, 1935 in Kingston, son of the late Moses and Hattie (Keator) Carney.
For many years John owned and operated the C.A.R. Shop in West Shokan before his retirement in 2000. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956, achieving the rank of Sergeant.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. He was also a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, the National Rifle Association, the New York State Pistol & Rifle Association and the Post #72 American Legion in Saugerties. He was one of the founding members of Olive First Aid Unit for the Town of Olive in 1975.
John is survived by his children, Theresa (Donald) Baker of Saugerties, Dianne (Gene) Sorbellini of Shokan, Kirk Carney of West Shokan, his siblings, Bernard (Marlene) Carney of Stone Ridge, Hilda Scheringer of Lake Katrine, and his five grandchildren, Vincent Sorbellini, Michael Sorbellini, Bobbi Jean Carney, Dakota Carney, and David Carney. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters
Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge, NY, on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice at www.HVHospice.org or Stratton VA Medical Center at www.albany.va.gov/giving
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Theresa and family,
You have my deepest condolences for the loss of your dad. John and I worked together in the early 70's at Amerling Volkswagen, he was a very big influence to me in the automotive world! we shared many conversations about hunting, firearms, auto mechanics, and many life experiences in general! I will remember him always, and wish peace to all the Carney family during this time. Rest in peace, John, your work here is done!