John D. Widdemer

Mr. Widdemer

John D. Widdemer passed away on April 10, 2020. Born in New York City on April 8, 1933 to Kenneth D. and Mabel Cleland Widdemer. He was a graduate of Bronxville, NY High School and Yale University. Upon graduation from Yale, he served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army based in Germany.

Following the army, he joined the family glove business where he used emerging technologies to innovate glove performance and design. He developed many patents, among them included projects for NASA, the U.S. Military, and sporting gloves such as golf and skiing.

His involvement in the community included serving as a Trustee of the Adirondack Museum (now the Adirondack Experience), the Gloversville Public Library, the Lexington Foundation and as a member of the Gloversville School Board.

His family and friends will miss his great sense of humor, warmth, and unassuming charm. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois, his daughters, Pamela (Dallas) Kersey and Susan (Keith) Harrington, his son, John Jr., his granddaughters, Anne Kokemor and Kate Harrington.

Donations in his memory can be made to Canada Lakes Conservation Association, P.O. Box 483, Caroga Lake, NY 12032 or The Gloversville Library Foundation, 58 E. Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.

By Kerry Minor

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