POTTERSVILLE — John D. VanDerwarker, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on Sept. 30, 1942 in Albany, he was the son of the late G. Cleon and Barbara (Jones) VanDerwarker.

John served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1966. The ships that he served on were the USS Lowry (DD-770) and USS Wasp (CVS-18). John was also a merchant marine for two years. He was a heavy equipment operator for more than 30 years. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 (formerly 106) of Albany. His pastimes were reading and gardening. John will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Donna (Viele) VanDerwarker of Pottersville, whom he married on Oct. 24, 1969; two daughters, Tammy VanDerwarker of Pottersville and Carrie (Cody) Remington of Pottersville; one brother, Bruce (Susan) VanDerwarker of Rochester; Linda Mason of Queensbury; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Barton-McDermott Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Pine St. Chestertown. Services will be at 7 p.m. following the calling hours, with the Rev. James Brown, pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, officiating.

Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorials in John’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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