Jon S. Veeder

Jon S. Veeder passed away Jan. 17, 2019, in the comfort of his own home with his loving family and best friends by his side.

Jon was born in Amsterdam, on July 11, 1945, to the late Howard and Grace (Ellis) Veeder. He grew up one of eight siblings in a large loving family. After Jon finished high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country for over 29 years. It was during this period of time that he met the love of his life, Barbara, and they married and started a family of their own.

Jon loved to golf and he was also a master carpenter. He constructed and designed most of the furniture in their home. Jon was also a proud member of the Rome Chief’s Group and the American Legion. What he was most proud of though was his family, his children and grandchildren. Jon could be found at every sporting event and extracurricular activity in which his grandchilden participated; he was their biggest fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (King) Veeder; his children, Theresa (Veeder) Billington and her husband Kevin, Keith Veeder and his fiance Crystal; his grandchildren, Seth and Kathryn Billington, Piper Veeder; his siblings, Bruce and Ruth; and a large loving extended family. Jon was predeceased by both of his parents and siblings, George and wife Betty, Gerald, Brian, Harriet and Rebecca.

All are invited to call on Friday, January 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Strong-Burns and Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.

By Josh Bovee

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