In loving memory of

John F. Carney
June 17, 1935 - November 19, 2020

John F. Carney, 85, of Kingston formerly of West Shokan, passed away on Thursday November 19, 2020 at home. He was born June 17, 1935 in Kingston, son of the late Moses and Hattie (Keator) Carney.

For many years John owned and operated the C.A.R. Shop in West Shokan before his retirement in 2000. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. He was also a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, the National Rifle Association, the New York State Pistol & Rifle Association and the Post #72 American Legion in Saugerties. He was one of the founding members of Olive First Aid Unit for the Town of Olive in 1975.

John is survived by his children, Theresa (Donald) Baker of Saugerties, Dianne (Gene) Sorbellini of Shokan, Kirk Carney of West Shokan, his siblings, Bernard (Marlene) Carney of Stone Ridge, Hilda Scheringer of Lake Katrine, and his five grandchildren, Vincent Sorbellini, Michael Sorbellini, Bobbi Jean Carney, Dakota Carney, and David Carney. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters

Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge, NY in the Spring. To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please visit


Carol Kelder wrote on Nov 25, 2020:

"Don & Theresa, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. ???"

Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro wrote on Nov 22, 2020:

"Bernie & Marlene, Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother."

Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro wrote on Nov 22, 2020:

"Our sincere sympathy to the Sorbellini family. The Cannizzaro family"

Bob Heinlein wrote on Nov 22, 2020:

"Theresa and family, You have my deepest condolences for the loss of your dad. John and I worked together in the early 70's at Amerling Volkswagen, he was a very big influence to me in the automotive world! we shared many conversations about hunting, firearms, auto mechanics, and many life experiences in general! I will remember him always, and wish peace to all the Carney family during this time. Rest in peace, John, your work here is done!"

Lisa McGowan wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Entire Carney Family ? John was a very special man to our family. His sense of humor quick wit & willingness to always do the neighboring thing for anyone who was in need help. I thank him for always having the time to spend with TJ, whether take him on his first real fishing adventure to just a conversation about life & the right thing to do ! Sleep in ?? my friend ?"