Pittstown- John H. Goodermote, 75, a resident of Route 7 for over 40 years, died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, surrounded by his family following a long illness.
Born March 1, 1940 in Bennington, Vermont, John was the son of the late Norman and Norma (Michaels) Goodermote and for over 51 years the husband of Carol E. (Wipfler) Goodermote of Pittstown who survives. John and Carol were married on August 17, 1963.
Mr. Goodermote was a graduate of both Berlin High School and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.
On July 22, 1963 he enlisted in the United States Army and earned the rank of Private First Class prior to being honorably discharged to the Army reserves through 1968.
For over 40 years, John was employed as a design draftsman by the General Electric Company in Schenectady.
He retired in 2000.
John and Carol enjoyed traveling and cruising, and escaped the cold by spending several months each year in their Winter home at “The Villages” in Florida. John was a car and motor enthusiast, loved to watch NASCAR racing on Sunday afternoons, and was a diehard fan of playing golf and the game of “pickleball” when visiting Florida.
Mr. Goodermote was a member of the Brunswick Presbyterian Church, the B.P.O.E. Lodge #2556 in Brunswick, playing on both the lodge’s golf and dart league teams and was a member and past treasurer of the former Pittstown Trailblazers Snowmobile Club for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Donna and John Ramstead of Denver, CO, Denise and James Nero of Wynantskill and Mark and Elizabeth Goodermote of Richmond, RI, and six grandchildren, John Ramstead, Michael Ramstead, Matthew Ramstead, Robert Nero, Thomas Nero and Caroline Nero. John was also predeceased by an infant daughter, the late Catherine Elizabeth Goodermote.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 1:30 P.M. at the Brunswick Presbyterian Church with Rev. Elizabeth Chen-O’Connor officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Berlin Community Cemetery in Berlin. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or Brunswick Presbyterian Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY 12180 in memory of John H. Goodermote.