John B. O'Leary
Scotia - John B. O'Leary, 58 passed away very suddenly from a cardiac arrest at his home on Sanders on March 2nd.
John was born in Schenectady and raised in Scotia. He attended Scotia schools and graduated in 1978.
For thirty years John has been a chef in the Capital area. For a period of 10 years, John and his two brothers owned O'Leary's Pub and Grill in Scotia.
At the time of his death John was a chef at Firestone 151 owned by Tim Trier his employer and his friend. John was very happy with his position there.
He is survived by his mother Barbara of Scotia, his brother Kevin of Scotia, and brother David (Brenda) of Venice, Florida, cousins, nieces and nephew, and two great nephews.
His father Robert has been deceased since December 9, 2016
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, 1 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia, NY, on Friday March 8th, from 9:30am to 11:00am
At 11:00am there will be a service after which a luncheon will be served at Clinton's Ditch in the Stockade area of Schenectady. All are welcome.
Memorial donations in John's honor may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256