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John E. DeWitt Sr.

John E. DeWitt Sr. passed away on June 3, 2020 at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility after a short stay.


John was born on January 4, 1931 in Ellenville, NY; he was the son of the late Herbert in Lavilla DeWitt. John attended Ellenville High School, served in the US Army and retired from the Eastern Correctional Facility where he worked as an Assistant Stationary Engineer at the central heating plant after 37 years.


John enjoyed carpentry work, especially building the family cabin at Cape Pond. He served on the Board of Directors of Cape Pond Inc. for several years.


John was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Terwilliger DeWitt, brothers, Robert DeWitt and Herbert DeWitt Jr. and sister, Irene Kortright.


Surviving are his daughter, Patricia DeWitt of Kerhonkson, son, John E. DeWitt Jr. of Slingerlands as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.


The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Animals for Adoption, 4628 Route 209, Accord, NY 12404. This is the shelter where we adopted Sky. Sky was a big part of dad’s life.


Due to the COVID-19 burial will be private.

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Pat, John and Sky,
Hugs and prayers for each of you. Mr. D. lived a wonderful life. A loving wife and two great children made him a proud man. He was so fortunate to have such devoted children and you too, Sky, by his side. Fond memories of days past will recall all the great adventures you shared. Hes reunited with his beloved Dot and together they are smiling at all of you from above!

Marijane Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Pat and John, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You are a wonderful family whom I am privileged to know and love - and I know how your Dad treasured Sky. Wishing you peace and fondest memories - much love to you all.

Barbara Schechter Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies to you Pat and the rest of your family.....I was soooo sorry to read that Dad had passed away. Although I havent seen you in quite a while.....please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers over this great loss...xox

Sue & Steve Horwath Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincerest sympathy to the Dewitt family. Worked with John for many years, could not have known a better person.

Walter Mantone and Candice Christian Mantone

Walter Mantone Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM