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Obituary of John R. Thelen
John R. Thelen, of Northumberland, passed away on October 26, 2018 after a two year struggle with Lymphoma.
He was born in Schenectady, NY in 1945 to Richard and Ruth Bailey Thelen.
Jack was a graduate of Saratoga High School. For several years he was a printer and then he took ownership of Saratoga Printing Company. He served as president of the Capital District Printing Craftsmen Club. Jack was a contractor, master cabinet maker and a licensed home inspector, operating Expert Building Inspection.
Having been a private pilot, he continued his love of flight through the North Country Flying Tigers RC model airplane club where he served as president. Many memories were made at Brant Lake, boating, waterskiing, and downhill skiing. Jack will be missed by his golfing buddies locally and in Vero Beach, FL.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jerene Betts Thelen along with his daughters, Amy DiPreta (John) of Clifton Park and Nicole Eddy (David) of Wilton; grandchildren, Lucas, Antonia, Joseph and James DiPreta and Madilyn and Schuyler Eddy; two sisters, Patricia Dyer (Robert) and Carolyn Bove (Joseph); and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4-6pm at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave. Ext., Schuylerville, NY.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11am Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Clements Church, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to contribute to the Saratoga Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,1 Marcus Blvd., Albany, NY 12205.