John G. Wider, Jr. December 13, 2021

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   EARLTON John G. Wider, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on December 13, 2021 with his loving family by his side.  He was the son of the late John G. Wider Sr and Charlotte Paul Wider. John retired from Conrail/CSX after many years of service.

            He was a member of the Coeymans Fire Company and enjoyed bowling, softball, hanging with his camp family, and was an avid fisherman.  John served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

            John is survived by his wife, Dawn Wider; daughter, Charlotte (Sean) Blair of Earlton; grandsons, Christopher (Kathryn) Blair of Ravena, Connor Blair of Earlton, Cameron Blair of Leeds, and Carter Blair of Earlton; sisters in law, Kathy Staley-Ross of Selkirk, Martha Ingrham of Staatsburg; brothers in law, Lawrence Ross Jr. of Earlton, Richard (Debbie Jo) Moore of West Virginia; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; and cousins.  John was predeceased by his brother, William Ingrham and son William Victor Wider.

            Funeral services will be held 10 AM on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in the Church of St. Patrick, 21 Main St. Ravena.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday December 17th, from 4-7 PM.

     Donations in memory of John may be made to The Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or HicksStrong, PO Box 770, Halfmoon, NY 12065