GREENFIELD PARK-John Ortlieb, Jr., 63, a resident of Greenfield Park and formerly of Kerhonkson, died on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at home. Born in Kingston on Sept. 19, 1957, the was the son of John Sr. and Justina Haber Ortlieb. After graduating from Rondout Valley High School, Jack started a landscaping business; and had his sisters working with him. He enjoyed nature and construction, and was very skilled with his hands. He became a creative carpenter and built his own house, hiring only an electrician and a plumber. Jack was kind and helpful to others, and had many friends help him with his house construction. He worked at Channel Master Corp. in the printing department. He had a great sense of humor and loved his family. He enjoyed having animals, and had chickens, cats, dogs - and once rehabilitated a hawk and released him back into the wild. Jack was a great tree climber and loved hunting and fishing - especially for trout, first in our stream by the house and then in the Neversink River. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He worked for many years in construction for Storm King Construction Company and thoroughly enjoyed doing carpentry for them. Jack has been checking on his mother throughout the pandemic and had become her "personal weatherman". Survivors include his mother Justina "Sis" Haber Ortlieb, sisters; Susan Darmstadter (Kevin) and Linda Ortlieb both of Kerhonkson. Brothers Dr. Joseph Ortlieb (Dennis) of Boca Raton and David (Evan) of West Palm Beach; nieces Brenna Darmstadter and Meghan Nelms (Mark). Many cousins also survive. He was predeceased by his father John Ortlieb Sr., in 2018. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston www.jvleahyfh.com
Due to the Covid pandemic there will be no calling hours at this time. Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers may be made in the form of contributions to the Kerhonkson - Accord First Aid Squad, 6055 Route 209, Kerhonkson, N.Y. 12446. http://www.lastingmemories.com/john-ortlieb-jr
Published by the Daily Freeman from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2020.