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John Veldhuizen

John Veldhuizen

Saturday, March 22nd, 1924 - Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
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CALEDONIA/LIVONIA - John peacefully passed away on Monday, September 22, 2019 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Re-hab at the age of 95. He was born in the Netherlands immigrating to the U.S. in 1949 and settling in Caledonia. John farmed for many years before becoming a custodian at Cal-Mum. He later became head of buildings and grounds for the W. Irondequoit school district. After retirement he moved to Livonia and recently he and Willy moved back to Caledonia. John was an Underground Freedom Fighter during WWII for the Dutch Underground.

John is survived by his wife of 73 years, Wilhelmina and 4 children, Gerrie (Joe) Emery, Caledonia, Janie Veldhuizen, Penfield, Rita (Scott) Sadwick, W. Bloomfield, David (Linda) Veldhuizen, Livonia; 5 grandchildren, Karen Jake, Mark Emery, Cori Haskins, Caroline Veldhuizen, Jack Veldhuizen and 5 great-grandchildren.

Friends are welcome to call on Thursday from 1-2 PM with a Memorial Service to be held at 2 PM at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St, Caledonia. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Matthew Cleary Post #255, PO Box 22, Caledonia or the Caledonia Fire Dept., PO Box 1, Caledonia, NY 14423. To share a memory or condolence, please visit:
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    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Alhart Funeral Home
    3068 West Main Street
    CALEDONIA, NY 14423
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    Alhart Funeral Home
    3068 West Main Street
    CALEDONIA, NY 14423
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    Lynn Burdick
  • Interment

    Mumford Rural Cemetey
    George Street
    MUMFORD, NY 14511
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Posted at 07:07pm
Dear Gerie, and Joe,
We did not know your dad, but know the wonderful memories of your heritage will make your family who they are. We had the privilege of having a lovely lady ,Pleaseacross the street where we live from the Netherlands and she shared wonderful things that we have cherished among them chocolates, and little porcelain dishes that I use for my earrings.
Our deepest sympathy!

Cheryl & Bob Yaekel

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Posted at 04:32pm
We are thinking of you and sending our love, Karolyn, Kris and Matt, Jason and Angelica, Allie and Morgan
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Posted at 08:32pm
I will always remember John for his smile, standing on the corner of his patio and greeting every person going by. He was a sweet, gentle man. Reminded me so much of my dad (same name also), they went through the same rough time during WW II . He always had a nice word for his Willy. You will be missed. Condolences to His family we will keep you in our prayers. Louise vd Meer and goodbye Opa from Richard Lacourse.

Lois Coutcher

Posted at 07:34pm
Ever since we met John and his wife Willie 12 years ago in Florida, they have held a special place in our hearts. Such a kind and interesting couple. We loved sitting on their patio listening to all their stories about living in Holland and emigrating to America after WWII; and learning about their lives here. They amazed us at their ability to remember dates and minute details of events that happened 70+ years ago! What a legacy the two of them have created! Three daughters and a son and their families that we are so grateful to have gotten to know through their stories about them, and also sharing time with the families at the beach house on the Gulf and our visit a few years ago to New York. While at Pioneer Creek in Florida, John loved to play Bocce ..... and he was so good at it! And we enjoyed watching and playing with him. He never said much about the rolls he made, but when he made a GOOD roll, he would just quietly step off the court and smile (as to say, "beat THAT shot!") We love you John, and will miss very much. Rest peacefully, our friend. Will and Lois Coutcher

Karen Jake Posted at 02:06pm

Thank you and the others at Pioneer Creek for being there for Grandpa and Grandma when we couldn't be. They are blessed with good friends!

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