RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- A lifelong Rhinebeck resident, John Zietz Jr., died Friday, Aug. 12. He was 86.
Born Aug. 5, 1930, in New York, he was the owner of Blue Spruce Nursery in Rhinebeck. He was dedicated, hardworking and a very supportive and caring father and grandfather. He lived and worked many years on the family farm and enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing.
He is survived by his children, Cindy Schady and her husband Patrick of Pine Bush and Chris Zietz and his wife Brenda of Red Hook; daughter-in-law, Cherie (Michel) Zietz of Rhinebeck; grandchildren, Darek Zietz, Dana Zietz, Danielle Schady, Kristen Zietz, and John T. Zietz; two brothers, Marvin and Ronald Zietz, two sisters, Mary Alice Florio and Margaret Holsapple; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery in Barrytown.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
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