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John C. Baumgarten
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to:
  • Schoharie Valley Region of the AACA
    PO Box 411
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to:
  • Wounded Warriors Program
    PO Box 758517
    Topeka,, KS 66675

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“Dear Family of John, My deep sympathy in this time of your bereavement of John. In John's position as Director of Delaware County Opportunities, I...Read More »
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Schoharie- John C. Baumgarten, 82, of State Route 30, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility in Amsterdam following a long illness.

John was born on April 26, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Elizabeth (Burher) and Fred Baumgarten.

John graduated from Huntington High School and later attended Broome Tech. He served honorably in the United States Army. A proud Veteran, John was a member of the former Schoharie American Legion Post# 1261, before transferring to the Timothy Murphy Post # 248 in Middleburgh, NY.

John's professional career began as a Draftsman at Bendix in Sidney, then he moved on to be the Executive Director of Delaware Opportunities, before finally retiring as a Senior Contract Administrator for the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority in Albany.

In retirement, John owned and operated Baumgarten's Model T Parts from his home in Schoharie.

His favorite pastimes were boating, swimming and American History, but his greatest love was collecting, driving, restoring and sharing his antique automobiles.

John was a Charter member of the Plymouth 4 and 6 Cylinder Club and he was a Life Member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He also served on the Board of Directors of the A.A.C.A.'s Research Library. Locally, he was a Founding Member of the Schoharie Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

He also held memberships in the Model T Ford Club of America, the Model T Ford Club International, the Dodge Brothers Club and many other vintage car clubs throughout New York.

John was also a fifty-plus year vendor at the annual AACA Hershey Region car show in Hershey, PA.

He was predeceased by his sister: Betty Baumgarten and his son-in-law: Thomas Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Joan (Brush) Baumgarten, to whom he was married to for fifty-eight wonderful years; daughter: Susan Jackson of PA.; sons: Robert (Donna) Baumgarten of CO, Richard (Michelle) Baumgarten of TN; grandsons: Matthew Jackson of PA, Michael and Brian Baumgarten both of CO, Jon Baumgarten of FL., Andrew Baumgarten of TN; great-granddaughter: BreeAnn Jackson of PA; cousin: Johannes Baumgarten of Aachen, Germany and other cousins with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday July 21, 2012 at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh. Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church will officiate. A period of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10-11AM, prior to the service. Inurnment will be private. Cremation took place at the Vale Crematory in Schenectady, NY.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Schoharie Valley Region of the AACA, PO Box 411, Cobleskill, NY 12043
or to the Wounded Warriors Program, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS. 66675

John's family also requests, if able, please honor John's life by driving your antique or classic car to the service.