John Vosburgh

John Alonzo Vosburgh, M.D. RED HOOK - John Alonzo Vosburgh MD, 91,of Red Hook died on Tuesday April 23, 2013 at his home. Born on Sept. 8, 1921 in Marcy, NY, he was the son of the late John Alonzo and Magdalena Vosburgh. Dr. Vosburgh graduated from the Watervliet High School in 1941, Union College with a B.S. and received his MD from New York Medical College in 1952. He was a Sergeant with the U.S. Army Medical Corp during World War II, serving in Europe from 1943-1946. John was a Cardiologist with a very successful medical practice. His many medical positions included: Chief of Medicine at Greene County Memorial Hospital, Director of the Coronary Care Unit, member of the Executive Committee and Chief of Staff. He was also an examiner for numerous insurance companies, and Medical Director of the Greene County Nursing Home. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Vosburgh was a leader in numerous community activities. He served on the Coxsackie-Athens School Board and later on the Red Hook School Board, including a term as President. He served as President of the Mid-Hudson chapter of the from 1966-1968, and was a member of the Catskill Rotary club. John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Kesicke Vosburgh whom he met over a cadaver in medical school and married on June 7, 1952 at St. Christopher's Church of Red Hook. He is survived by six children: J.Paul (Brenda) Vosburgh of Red Hook, Andrew (Susan) Vosburgh of Royal Oak, Mich., Frank (Cathy) Vosburgh, Connie (Larry) Burud, AnnMarie (John) Vosburgh, and David (Jodi) Vosburgh all of Red Hook. He is also survived by a sister Ruth Whitman. He was predeceased by his siblings Andrew, Robert and Mary. Sixteen grandchildren also survive: Elizabeth, Aaron, and Sarah Vosburgh, Michael and Kathryn Vosburgh, Frankie (Jen), Steven (Heather), and Lisa Vosburgh, Shane, Kaitlin, Travis, Makenzie and Ciara Burud, Alexis Howard, and Mackenzie and Cody Vosburgh. Five great grandchildren also survive: Madison and Ryan Vosburgh, Bryce and Brody Vosburgh and Cheyenne Jubin. John liked to travel, enjoyed spending time on Kesicke Farm with his family, and was an avid Yankees fan. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday April 26 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. A Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Christopher's Church in Red Hook. Burial will follow with full Military Honors in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Red Hook. For those who wish, Memorial donations may be made to the John A. Vosburgh Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in the Daily Freeman on Apr. 25, 2013