John Dewey

Obituary of John Dewey

John J. Fuori Dewey, 97, of Freeman's Bridge Rd., died Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Halifax Health Hospice, Port Orange, Florida. John was born and educated in Manhattan, the son of William and Anna Fuori. He was a US Army World War II veteran, serving in the Battle of the Bulge and the European Theatre, receiving a Purple Heart. After the war, John moved to Schenectady, being fostered by Anne Dewey for the advancement of his education, attending Siena College. John will always be remembered as a hard working husband and father. He worked many places through years including Bellevue Dairy, the Union Inn, The Edison Club, Hogan's Towne House, The Ritz, Pumpkin Patch, City Squire, The Dolphin and many more. Many of the restaurants he worked at while he also owned and operated the Skyport Restaurant working along side his wife Dorothy. He and Dorothy enjoyed being snow birds in Flagler Beach, Florida. He enjoyed watching the Yankees, playing golf and was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph's Church. At one time he worked at Glen Sander's in the Coat Room, where he enjoyed seeing many of his acquaintances. For many years he worked with his three daughters at Skyport, never really retiring. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Godlewski Dewey, she died in 1995. John is survived by his three daughters, Mary Ann (Burt) Parker, Patty Sherman and Joanna Dewey; a sister, Madeline Ahern; two half brothers, Richard and James Fuori; two grandchildren, David (fiancé Kristy) Parker and Katie (Andre) Chirol; two great-granddaughters, Sophie Parker and Hayley Chirol; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters and brothers, Stella Anarr, William, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Anthony and two infant sisters, Mary and Ann Fuori and step sister, Margaret. Funeral service, Tuesday morning, 9:30 at St. Joseph's Church (First St.) Scotia, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours, Monday afternoon, 4 to 7 in the evening at the Daly Funeral Home, Inc., 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208