In loving memory of

John K. Mountford, Jr.
August 28, 1949 - April 5, 2021

John K. Mountford, Jr., 71, of Woodstock, NY, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born August 28, 1949 in Rockville Centre, NY, son of the late John K. Mountford, Sr., and Barbara (Smith) Mountford. John was married to his loving wife of 46 years, Colleen (Dempsey) Mountford.

John served his country in the US Army during Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. John worked for Metro North Railroad for many years. He last worked as Fire Safety Director in Grand Central Station, NY. He was a member of the Highwoods Sportsman's Club, American Legion, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

John is survived by his wife, Colleen Mountford of Woodstock, his children, John Mountford, III of Woodstock, Nora Mountford Joonoos and her husband Samie of Mickelton, NJ, Jeremiah Mountford and his wife Jacquelyn of Chester, NY, his grandchildren, Rosalie Joy Mountford, Henry John Mountford, Kayla Rose Joonoos, and Noah Thomas Mountford, his sister, Carol Mountford Simpson and her husband James of Greenwood, AR, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Diane Radcliffe, and his nephew, David Radcliffe.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 where family and friends may visit on Thursday April 8, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11am on Friday April 9, 2021 at St. John's Church, 12 Holly Hills Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498. Burial will follow in the Ulster County Veteran Cemetery at New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the, Veteran's Community Fund, c/o UC Veterans Services, 5 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401 or St. John's RC Church, 12 Holly Hills Drive, Woodstock, 12498. A tribute for John can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.


Su Marcy wrote on Apr 19, 2021:

"Dear Colleen and family, May the love of family and friends and your memories of John lift you up at this difficult time. My deepest condolences. Su Marcy"

Patricia Ormandy wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"Colleen, I am so sorry for this tremendous loss for you and your family! God's Love and Comfort be with you during this difficult time. Pat Ormandy"

Eric and Ta-Tanisha Blount wrote on Apr 11, 2021:

"My family and I are very heartbroken for your loss. To Colleen, Jeremiah, Nora and John I am so sorry this tragedy happen to you. I remember John being a nice man and family man. RIP"

Will and Deb Kahmke wrote on Apr 10, 2021:

"Colleen, John and family, We are sending prayers and love to you all. May God bless you, and keep you strong through this loss of your husband, Dad, and grandfather. The Kahmke and Weeks Families. "

Crystal Michael wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"I am so sorry for your loss..John was such a wonderful man, I enjoyed our talks and seeing him every month . He could never talk enough about his wonderful family. He will be greatly missed ."

Mkajuma Mbogho wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"Colleen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the beautiful moments you shared together. "

Tony Proetta wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"My deepest condolences to Colleen & family. John was a Great Guy to work with. He will surly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family "

Joy Andrade wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Our deepest condolences to Colleen & family in the loss of your beloved husband, father & grandfather. John was a most wonderful, kind & loving man. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in heavenly peace. Rio & Joy Andrade & Family"

Jeanne OSullivan wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Rest in peace John among all our heavenly Angels and thank you for serving our USA ?"

Jim and Alicia Marcinkowski wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Our condolences go out to Colleen and family. John was a very special person. We will all miss him! Jim and Alicia"

Linda. Nakamura wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"John is my cousin. All of us 5 Diane. Carol. John Alan and me loved to our. Grandparents house. They were caretakers of the. Clark. Garden in. Albertsons. We played hide and seek in the 12 acres played with the toys in the attic went to the candy store across the street and loved. Grandmas chocolate sauce We spent all our holidays together Even had my tonsils out with. John at. Winthrop. Hospital. He was every part of my cherished childhood Also the boat rides on his fathers boat. "

Alan Walbaum wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"My earliest memories have my cousin John in them. Memories of walking to the center of Williston Park NY for slot car racing. This was during the ?60s slot car racing craze. John had a great slot car! Or of going down to Wheatley school to raise havoc. I remember when he was in Saigon for a year during the Vietnam War. He will be missed."

Marisa klein wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"Heartfelt condolences to the Mountford and Dempsey families on the loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. I know Colleen will not be alone during difficult time. Strength in numbers. Blessings to everyone. "

Colleen wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"John was my husband... my best friend... for the last 47 years. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. I will miss him tremendously. "