John Telfer
Friday
22
February

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, February 22, 2019
W. J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Inc
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Visitation
Friday
22
February

Funeral Mass

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, February 22, 2019
St John The Evangelist And St. Joseph Church
Herrick Street
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Funeral Mass
Friday
22
February

Interment

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, February 22, 2019
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Third Avenue Ext.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Interment

Obituary of John C. Telfer

Selkirk- John Cecil (Cy) Telfer passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019.

John was the son of Cecil Andrew and Catherine Nally Telfer. Shortly after graduating from Rensselaer High School, John began working as a brakeman in 1943 for the New York Central Railroad, which became Penn Central.  He retired from Conrail as a conductor after 50 years of service with the railroad.

John always enjoyed spending time at “the farm” with family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, gardening and camping throughout his life.

John is survived by his sons John and Joseph (Susan) Telfer, his very special cousin, Diana Marlette and her family, as well as several nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Nora Gilleran Telfer, his siblings, Thomas, Mary (Godfrey) and James, as well as his daughter-in-law, Carol.

Funeral mass will be offered at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Herrick Street Rensselaer Friday at 12:30pm.  Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer Friday prior to the mass from 10-12pm.  Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Donation in his memory may be made to Gurry Trust Fund, The Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.

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