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“My sincere apology for this belated condolence I cherish the memories of those days we were freinds .Model T and A Fords ,Buicks ,Heathkits,camping...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Walter Stein - Lisbon, NY

“John was a very special person . He has touch my life in alot of ways.He was a very caring person. I want to tell the family that i am really sorry ...Read More »
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“Dear Barbara,Debbie, Jay & Don, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. With our love and prayers, Nora & Rich ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Nora & Rich Lane

Mt. Tremper-
John J. Broekema Sr., 72 of Rt. 212 died at home on Sunday November 23, 2008. He was a life long resident, who was the first provider of cable TV service in the Town of Shandaken in 1956-1957. He owned and operated the Mt. Tremper Video Limited from 1964 to 1993. He was an authorized Zenith sales, service and repair technician. He was a Life member of the Onteora Hose Co. In Mt. Tremper, and served as the District Mechanic of the entire Phoenicia Fire District, encompassing all three companies. Years ago, he was a mechanic for James S. Ford & Son. He was knowledgeable at restoring old bulldozers, and enjoyed restoring antique automobiles. He was a veteran of United States Army having received the Good Conduct Medal.
He was born December 13, 1935 in New York City the son of the late Leo Diegnan and Cecelia Broekema.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Barbara Kolis Broekema. Two sons: Jay of Kerhonkson, and Donald of Roxbury. A daughters Deborah Baldwin of Willow. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 29th at 2pm at the Onteora Hose Co. Meeting Hall, Mt. Tremper. Private burial will be in the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. Friends are encouraged to share a special story with the family on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort at POB 67 , 12480. To light a memorial candle, please visit www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

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