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John C. Townley

May 6, 1950 March 21, 2017
John C. Townley
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John C. Townley, Jr
May 6, 1950- March 21, 2017
Beacon, NY
John C. Townley, a counselor for Shawangunk Correctional Facility, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. He was 66.
The son of Dolores Frohbose Townley and the late John C. Townley, Sr, he was born on May 6, 1950, in Middletown, NY. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He was a lifetime area resident and worked as a counselor for Shawangunk Correctional Facility. He married Maricarl "Macky" nine years ago, and he was her everything. John loved history and enjoyed checking on our historical markers. He was a gun enthusiast who specialized in antique guns. He was a good man, who loved family and was proud of his entire family John was also a talented guitarist and sitar player .
In addition to his loving wife Macky at home, John is survived by his mother, Dolores; brothers, Kevin of Boulder, CO, Christopher and his wife Leslie of Brooklyn, and Martin and his wife Cathleen of Middletown; and his sisters, Maggie (Margaret) Baxter and her husband George of Liberty, Mary Ley and her husband John of Oregon, IL and Susan Townley of Longmont, CO; loving uncle, Deacon John Frohbose and 3 aunts, Marie Smedes, Peg Forman and Ann Bollmann; 7 nieces, 6 nephews; 3 grandnieces, 1 grandnephew and a host of loving cousins.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 2880 Rt 17K, Bullville, NY 10915. Burial will follow, with military honors in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940.
Memorial contributions in John's name may be made to either St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 2880 Rt. 17K, Bullville, NY 10915 or the American Heart Association.
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