POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- John F. Eylers Sr., 78, of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Sept. 16.
He was born July 13, 1938, in Poughkeepsie.
He was employed by the state Department of Transportation for 38 years before retiring. Following retirement, he drove a school bus for the YMCA for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; three children, Marie Locascio, Mark Eylers and Janet Eylers; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, the Rev. David Eylers.
He was predeceased by his son, John F. Eylers Jr.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Parmele, Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park with the Dr. Rev. Paul Clayton presiding. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
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