T. Schloemer, 55, of Van Wormer Road, passed away Tuesday
morning, April 16, at his home surrounded by his family and
Hospice of Jefferson County.
The funeral will be 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 20, at the Mannsville United Methodist
Church, Lorraine St., Mannsville with Rev. Mary Drake
officiating. Calling hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19,
at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Graveside
services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Maplewood
Born in Rhinebeck, N.Y., a son of the late William Schloemer
and Joan Halliday Schloemer, he graduated in 1977 from Red
Hook Central School, and attended Columbia Greene Community
College for a year.
John began his career with Contel Phone Co. in the Red Hook
/ Rhinebeck area as an installer in 1981. While living in
Red Hook, John owned and operated a tree company called
“Trees are a Breeze.” He transferred to Northern New
York with Contel in 1988, working with the company through
the changes from Contel, to GTE, to Citizens and lastly
Frontier where he currently held the position of technical
He married Jill Jenkins,
September 21, 1985 at the First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck.
Mr. Schloemer was a member of the Mannsville United
Methodist Church, serving as a trustee and was actively
involved with the children, youth, photography and care of
the church building, grounds and parsonage.
John was an active member of the Red Hook Volunteer Fire
Department while living there. He was also a 10-year member
of the Mannsville Village Board, the Mannsville Volunteer
Fire Dept and the Ambulance Squad. He was a member of the
Adams Rotary and So. Jeff Chamber, serving as co-organizer
of the Christmas Parade for many years.
He was a strong supporter and mentor to the youth in his
community, serving as an assistant Cub Scout Master with
Pack 37. John was very active with the Harold Dunn Soccer
League (now Eastern Shore) and Mannsville T-Ball team. He
volunteered for many years with the Tug Hill Tourathon.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing,
camping, kayaking and skiing. He loved woodworking. John
cleared the wooded lot to build his log cabin home at its
John had a passion caring for and rehabilitating all
animals, both domestic and wild.
Surviving are his wife, Jill and their daughter, Ashleigh,
both of Mannsville; his mother, Joan Schloemer, Red Hook;
two brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Billy) and Wendy,
Tivoli, N.Y., Richard and Lisa, Red Hook, N.Y.; a sister and
brother-in-law, Ann and Robert Matthies, Indian Lake, N.Y.;
two nieces, four nephews, two great nephews; and his mother
and father-in-law, Guy and Linda Jenkins, North Carolina.
He was predeceased by his father, William. in February of
Memorial donations may be made to the Mannsville United
Methodist Church, PO Box 380, Mannsville, NY 13661 or to
Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.
Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley
Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.