Caldwell, John F. BALLSTON LAKE John F. Caldwell, age 69, born March 23, 1946, in Cohoes, peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at his residence. He was the son of the late William and Bernardine MacGregor Caldwell. John graduated from Keveny and Hudson Valley Community College, and then studied at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. He began his career at the N.Y.S. Department of Transportation and then moved on as an illustrator for many advertising agencies. This led to free-lance cartooning, selling to National Lampoon, the New Yorker, MAD magazine, Reader's Digest, Gold Digest, Playboy and the Wall Street Journal. He also did a daily cartoon for King Features Syndications that appeared in many newspapers across the nation. John was a member of the National Cartoonists Society. He continued to create and sell his cartoons thru December when the pancreatic cancer made him too weak to sit at his drawing table. John married his high school sweetheart, Diane (Terrell) on May 27, 1967. They have a daughter, Kristin Abbott and a grandson, Tyler, both of Michigan. John loved going to Virginia Beach each summer, enjoying the beach and a stroll on the boardwalk while smoking a cigar that he enjoyed so much. He was always a NY Giants fan no matter how they played. He is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter, Kristin; and grandson, Tyler; his brothers,, William of Latham, Ken and Debbie of Latham; and a sister, Mary Ann; also survived by several nieces, nephews and brothers; and sisters-in-law. John loved his "Nanny" dog Mia who was right by his side throughout his illness. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 RT-9 in Clifton Park. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterford. Thanks to John's Hospice nurses, Pat and Carol for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY 12302, or to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, in memory of John F. Caldwell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065. 518-371-5454.
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Published by Albany Times Union on Feb. 22, 2016.