MALDEN ON HUDSON...Vernon W. Chrisjohn, 79, of Rte 9w passed Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born on October 4, 1940 in Syracuse. For many years Vern worked as a Laborer for Local 1000 out of Poughkeepsie, NY. He served our nation and was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1964. He enjoyed the outdoors and in his later years his familiar driving routine, where he would always speak about how proud he was of his family. He was one of the last Iroquois traditional bow makers and spent many years demonstrating his art on the pow wow trail.
Survivors include his children, Vernon & Jessica Chrisjohn of Catskill, Tyrone & Analia Chrisjohn of Malden, Brandon Chrisjohn of Catskill, Serena & Gregory Mitchell of Malden and Spencer & Catherine Chrisjohn of Catskill; grandchildren, Verona, Tavin, Brahm, Soren, Santiago, Victoria, Lavinia and another soon to be grandson; siblings, Judy, Val, Tina, and Steve; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Florence Winder Chrisjohn; his siblings Terry and Rita; and his infant son, Stewart.
His Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., cor. of John and Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. A service of shared memories for close friends and family will begin at 8:30pm. Internment will be at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be held July 2, 2021. Memorial contributions may be directed towards the family through gofundme at gf.me/u/yd4tps to help with costs and set up a memorial wrestling award to a graduating Saugerties High wrestler. Further obituary information or expressions of condolence may be shared on his Tribute Wall at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com
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