John J. Postlethwaite

It is with a heavy heart, many tears, and reluctancy that we send our dad, brother, friend and mentor, John J. Postlethwaite on his final journey. Born in Johnson City, NY on December 21, 1952, he was the son of John and Elizabeth Postlethwaite.

John worked at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady for the majority of his career. For the past ten years, he was the purchaser and accounts payable coordinator at Four Winds Hospital in Saratoga Springs.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. John enjoyed the beach and spending time at the family camp in Canada. Each morning he could be found at the YMCA in Malta.

Beloved husband and father he will be dearly missed.

John is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sandra and their daughters, who were the light of his life, Kellie Postlethwaite (Fred McNeary) and Jenny Postlethwaite (Michael Willey); brothers Kevin Postlethwaite of Berkshire and Brian Postlethwaite of Johnson City; Aunt Suzie, nieces Amy and Tracy (Jesse), brother in law Brian Wilbur, and many cousins.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, July 15 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 14 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to St. Mary's Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or St James Church, 155 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.

Guest Book

Bill and Mary Ellen Rogers

Dear Sandy and family,
We are thinking of you all and sending our love and prayers. We are so sorry to learn of John's passing and want you to know that you will be kept in our prayers in the coming days. May God bless you all. Love and peace, Bill and Mary Ellen

Janice and John Wood

We were so sorry to read that John passed away. We think of all of you often and wonder how you are all doing, especially around the Holidays.

We are out of town so we won't be available to attend the service on Saturday but we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

With Sympathy-

Janice and John Wood
Todd and Lynda and Logan Wood
Scott and Heidi Wood

Julie Urbanski

I am very sorry for your loss. I will miss John I saw him everyday at the Y waiting for it to open at 5am with the early birds. Although I didn't know him personally he always said hello and greeted everyone with a smile. He was always next to me on the elliptical and made sure all the TV's were on the right channels. We will all miss him.

Suzanne and Peter Niznik

Dear Jenny and Family:
We are deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Sue and Peter Niznik

Lynne Sisk

I met John at Saratoga Health and Wellness gym when it was located on Care Lane. He always had a smile and was a friend to all. I am very sorry for your loss. John was such a nice man.

Gilda Osmond

Dear Sandy, Kellie, Jenny, Kevin, Brian and all of John's friends and family;
I am so sorry for the loss of your loving Husband, Dad, Brother and Uncle. I know how much you all loved him. I remember John as being friendly and kind and sharing laughs at Betty and Johnny's house and at Fran and Kevin's house several years ago. May God Bless all of you and bring Peace and Comfort in your time of sorrow.

Mary Wilcox Seraydarian


I'm so very sorry for your loss. I remembered when you guys lived across the street from my house on Burbank Ave., and was willing to keep an eye out for my Mom after my Dad died. I will always be grateful for that. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Maryann Palmetier

Hi Sandy!
I am so sorry to hear about John. He was always so kind, friendly and professional in his role at UHS. It was both a privilege and a pleasure to have had the opportunity to have known him and worked with him.
I also remember our "staffing office" days! Although there were some challenging times, it was great to have you there as part of our team.
My love and prayers to your family. God bless you all and give you peace and comfort in the day's ahead.

Susan Hitchcock

My condolences to the Postlethwaite family. John was my neighbor for 28 years and our children grew up together. He was always a happy go lucky guy with a big smile on his face, always making us laugh at neighborhood events. A friendly wave every day he gave while driving by. I am so saddened by his passing and will always remember our good friend and neighbor. Rest in peace my friend.
Sincerely, Susan Hitchcock

Carl & Marcia Huff

Sandy and Girls,

We were heartbroken when we heard about John. We remember the fun times at Norm's house with you guys. We will miss him dearly!

Love Carl & Marcia

Frank and Madeline Grosso

Our most heartfelt sympathy to your family

Michael J. Willey and Monty


Even though I did not have the privilege to know and learn from you as much as I truly wish I did, I will always be touched by your words, your heart, and your guidance with the precious time I did spend with you. Upon our first introduction, you conveyed to me nothing but love, compassion, and strength. You always were genuinely interested in the events of my life, and did not hesitate to ensure that I was always welcome in your home as your family. In the time that I was graced by your presence, I never once heard you complain, but face each day with a smile and a positive attitude, and always with a heart of gold. You were truly an inspiration and I hope to emanate the same characteristics that you expressed to me on others, so that I may have the same effect on them as you did with so many others. Thank you for allowing me into your life and to learn from your past. I will ensure to instill your goals and morals in others in recognition of your life.