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“Dear family and friends of Brother John Oakley ,John indeed is a sweet soul and will be missed dearly !Many Years And Many Roads .Just last night...Read More »
1 of 56 | Posted by: James Klika - Oxford, GA - Friend

“I always admired how you did battle with your demons inside. Yours was a quiet kind of courage and you used your blazing humor to allow people to get...Read More »
2 of 56 | Posted by: Franc & Austin

“Deepest condolences to the entire Oakley clan. I grew up in the house just east of hickory lane then up on Ohayo. Hopefully one of you will...Read More »
3 of 56 | Posted by: Glen Mattiello - Morrisonville, NY


4 of 56 | Posted by: Wouldntu Liketoknow - Kingston, NY

“i am shocked... an old friend passing a few months ago..... i met john as a fellow friend of bill w.... ”
5 of 56 | Posted by: larry horton - rochester, NY

“I was shocked to discover John's passing. I will always picture him young, handsome, smiling, teasing, ever striving to grow. My love and prayers...Read More »
6 of 56 | Posted by: Theresa Esposito - Boiceville, NY

“so sorry to hear about your loss ”
7 of 56 | Posted by: Randee Sklar - woodstock, NY

“Our hearts are with you at this very sad and difficult time. We always remember John as a sweet and kind young man. Last time I (Kathi) saw him, was...Read More »
8 of 56 | Posted by: Don and Kathi Schatzel - Arcadia, CA

“John was a sweet, gentle man. May he rest in peace. ”
9 of 56 | Posted by: Carol Sas - Woodstock, NY

“To all Johns friends and family. I was a good grade school and high school friend of Johns, and he will be missed. Donald Kenly Jr. ”
10 of 56 | Posted by: Donald and carol Kenly - Kingston, NY

“May the Grace of God enfold you at this difficult time ”
11 of 56 | Posted by: Amy S - Saugerties, NY

“R.I.P. Dear John, it was my pleasure to share the road of Recovery with you my brother in Arms! Until we meet again! <3 ”
12 of 56 | Posted by: Amy S. - Saugerties, NY

“My heart is heavy today.To the Oakley family my love and codolences.John was a dear friend of mine we were roommates for several years,and had a bond...Read More »
13 of 56 | Posted by: SEAN HOPKINS - hurley, NY

“I've known John for 25 years. He was a sweet, kind man and deserved to be happy. My heart goes out to you... ”
14 of 56 | Posted by: Judy VanValkenburgh - Shokan, NY

“John was a good man who cared greatly about his family. He will be missed by many. My deep condolences to his loved ones. ”
15 of 56 | Posted by: Jeff Brody

“I am so so sorry of your loss. Randee ”
16 of 56 | Posted by: Randee Sklar - Friend

“RIP John Prayers and good thoughts for you and your family ”
17 of 56 | Posted by: june garrison - Woodstock, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a gentle and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
18 of 56 | Posted by: Lea Cullen Boyer - Palenville, NY

“I'm so sorry to hear this, RIP no more struggling ! ”
19 of 56 | Posted by: Carole Huppert - west shokan, NY

“Dear Oakley Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your son and your brother John. I remember your family fondly from growing up in Glenford. I...Read More »
20 of 56 | Posted by: Pam Wenner - Kingston, NY

“Kathy and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I was surprised to hear of John's passing. I have very fond memories of spending time at your home...Read More »
21 of 56 | Posted by: Carey Wenner Rogers - Raleigh, NC

Peace and Serenity,,,,,My prayer for you all “To john's family,I am so sad . John and I met in the 90's. I remember our conversations about life,,,,,it's beauty and adversity. Please know that...Read More »
22 of 56 | Posted by: Beth Ann Shoenfeld - Kingston, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John is in good hands now, and finally at peace. My love and prayers are with you all... ”
23 of 56 | Posted by: Gail Baldinger Williams - NY

“My condolences to you in this difficult time. I'm sure that you are aware that a side from watching John grow up in his and perhaps my second...Read More »
24 of 56 | Posted by: Rev. Scott St. John - Saugerties, NY

“i am sorry to hear of the loss of a good friend from a time ago you will be missed ron schillbach ”
25 of 56 | Posted by: Ron Schillbach - AR

“To all of you...my deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers Love, Ernie ”
26 of 56 | Posted by: Ernie Baldinger - Hurley, NY

“Sorry for loss, Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
27 of 56 | Posted by: Diane Ortzian - Freind of Family

“To all of you...my deepest sympathy and prayersLove, Ernie ”
28 of 56 | Posted by: Ernie Baldinger - Hurley, NY

“I just wanted to express my condolences to Johns family . I have t talked to John in years , but I remember him from back in my years growing up in...Read More »
29 of 56 | Posted by: Mark Blei Guelph, Ontario, Canada

“I worked with John at Hurley Ridge Market 20 yrs ago and again recently. I will always remember him as a gentle soul. May his family be at peace and...Read More »
30 of 56 | Posted by: Stephanie Rose - Saugerties, NY

“Thank you John for the happy times we all had going back to 1987. Always enjoyed our long conversations. You hold a special place in my heart. My...Read More »
31 of 56 | Posted by: Lori Kennedy - st. augustine, FL

“To John's family- I am so very sorry for your loss. John, you will be missed & long remembered. Sarah C. ”
32 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“You will always be in my heart I miss you so much xoxo ”
33 of 56 | Posted by: julie kogut - saugerties, NY

“I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with John and with all of his family and friends. ”
34 of 56 | Posted by: Bill Walker - Hurley, NY - Friend

“I am so sad to hear this news. John struggled mightily. May he find peace. ”
35 of 56 | Posted by: Carla Chance - West Hurley, NY

“My condolences to you all in the time of sorrow. I remember cousin John fondly from childhood. May you RIP.... ”
36 of 56 | Posted by: Renie Jo Stewart (Sperling) - NY

“God bless you and your family in this difficult time. John always had a smile and a kind word for me. ”
37 of 56 | Posted by: Andrea Gamalski - Kingston, NY

“To me he was John boy always nice to me my condolence to all of you!!! ”
38 of 56 | Posted by: Salvatore Lamonte - west Hurley, NY

“Condolences. Praying John is at peace. God Bless. ”
39 of 56 | Posted by: Nancy S - Kingston, NY - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I always liked john. I'm very sad to hear this news. Love and prayers to your family. ”
40 of 56 | Posted by: Stefanie Schachter - West Hurley

“To my Johnny Angel, this is my poem for you. Soul Amor : Oh man of strength, with gentle hands, how fervent is thy soul. Your one of few who come to...Read More »
41 of 56 | Posted by: Tammy Sickler - Loved One

“RIP John. ”
42 of 56 | Posted by: Katy N.

“I am so sorry to hear the passing of John him and I spent a lot of times together we've had a lot of memories I hope you found peace ”
43 of 56 | Posted by: kevin may - pomona, MO - friend

“there are no words that can express how sorry i am for your loss I can only hope that you all find love and comfort within each other and allow god...Read More »
44 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Condolences to the Oakley family . Knew John for years & years. He used to spend some time with my boys. RIP John. ”
45 of 56 | Posted by: Irene

“for a special life that wont be forgotten ”
46 of 56 | Posted by: john oakley - phoenicia, NY

“Kathy, I'm so sorry. Love and prayers through this difficult time for you and your family. Hugs. ”
47 of 56 | Posted by: Gabrielle - Margaretville, NY

“My heart is heavy with John's passing. I cannot even begin to imagine how you all must feel. I knew John for at least the past 20 years....maybe...Read More »
48 of 56 | Posted by: Susan Strudwick - Athens, NM

“Rest in peace my friend , lots of great memories growing up since kindergarten. My prayers for the family ”
49 of 56 | Posted by: Ritchie DeGraff - Woodstock, NY

“May you RIP ”
50 of 56 | Posted by: Roxanne Grieve-Smith - Kingston, NY

“Sorry , to hear about John . my condolence's & Sympathy . prayers for Family ”
51 of 56 | Posted by: Karen Stoutenburg - NY

“Kathy, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time....Read More »
52 of 56 | Posted by: Nancy Bianco Millen - NY

“John ("Oaker"), You are so special to me. You were so kind, thoughtful, loving, generous and incredibly funny. Words cannot express just how much I...Read More »
53 of 56 | Posted by: Kathy - Phoenicia, NY - sister

“My condolences to the friends and family. Rest in peace ”
54 of 56 | Posted by: J Smith - Kingston, NY

“God bless you John. May you rest in quiet peace .My deepest condolences to your family. ”
55 of 56 | Posted by: Thérèse Byrne - New York, NY

“I am so sorry. What a terrible loss. I am deeply grieved and will personally miss you for the rest of my life. Rest in peace, John...:( ”
56 of 56 | Posted by: Gloria Gaffney Clearwater - NY


Glenford-
John J. Oakley, 50 of Old Rt. 28 died Saturday November 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1964 in Kingston son of Sally Ann Greene Oakley and the late Elson "Whitey" Oakley Jr. A native and life long resident, he attended Onteora High School. John was a giving, kind, helpful, thoughtful, and loving person who was quick witted and had a wonderful sense of humor. He had an appreciation of nature, which he and his dog 'Precious' enjoyed exploring. He had formerly worked at Sweet Sue's in Phoenicia, and spent free time fishing the reservoir. He developed many relationships amongst the Friends of Bill.
Surviving in addition to his Mother are his sisters: Sue Oakley Taylor, and Kathy Oakley Hazeltine, and a brother Dr. Mark Oakley. Two nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service will take place at a future date at the Tongore Cemetery in Olivebridge. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. You may share a condolence with the family at John's Memorial Page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

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