John W. Huchzermeier, 73, Depauville

DEPAUVILLE, NY — John W. Huchzermeier, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 22, unexpectedly at his residence.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the Depauville Methodist Church, with Reverend Earl Lalone, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Depauville Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church after the service, followed by another reception at the Depauville Hotel as per John’s wishes.

John was born Jan. 26, 1945, in Watertown, the son of William B. and Elizabeth Warner Huchzermeier. His father died in March of 1953. His mother re-married Henry Cramer later in life.

He married Linda Brewer, June 1, 2002, at the Dexter American Legion, with J.P. Melba Ellingsworth officiating. A previous marriage to Keitha Haas ended in divorce.

John graduated from Clayton High School and attended Morrisville College.

He entered the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 24, 1964, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant on Aug. 23, 1968. John served at various locations around the world and the United States.

John worked construction for various contractors, he was a truck driver for Pepsi Company, and for many years he was a dump truck driver for Carlisle & Son Sand and Gravel until he retired.

He was a member of the Clayton American Legion Colin-Couch Post 821, Depauville Methodist Church, and according to John his main interest was drinking beer.

Surviving besides his wife Linda, are two children, Patricia (Michael) Schnauber of Rodman, and William (Crystal) of Depauville; four grandchildren; two step-children, Joe Brewer of Clayton, and Pam Livingston of Chaumont; one step granddaughter; four step great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. James Glorian (Reinman) of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the Depauville Volunteer Fire Department.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Riley, the staff at Public Health, and the many emergency personnel who responded and attended to John.

Those people who had the good fortune of knowing John, you certainly would appreciate his sense of humor and benefit from his many stories.

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