John Dross

John H. Dross

Wednesday, March 26th, 1930 - Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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WATERFORD John H. Dross, 90, formerly of Waterford passed away Wednesday November 4, 2020 at Eddy Village Green in Cohoes. Born in New York City he came to this area as a young boy and was educated in Cohoes schools.

John was an Insurance Claims Manager for Allstate Insurance Co. for 40 years retiring in 1989. He also worked with FEMA during emergencies. Prior to that he owned and operated Northside Collision Service. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps.

John was a communicant of Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church in Latham and a member of the YMS of R at the church. He was a former member of the F.B. Peck Hose Co. in Waterford. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, polka dancing and bowling and had belonged to several leagues including one at the former Camps Bowling Alley in Waterford. He also took pride in his skills at brewing beer.

He was the husband of the late Anna Peplowski Dross who died in 2016. He is the father of John M. Dross (Deborah) of Chestertown, Karen Zbikowski (Ronald Mucelli) of Cherry Hill, NJ, Donald Dross (Zofia) of Ballston Lake and the late Linda Dross. He is the brother of Ann Krupski of Waterford and the late Benjamin Fronczek. He is the proud grandfather of Michelle Dickinson (Kevin), John Dross (Angela), Dr. Krysty Dross, Ryan Dross, Dyan Zbikowski, Stephanie Zbikowski (Richard Bleakley) and Abigail Zbikowski and great grandfather of Landon, Elliot, Audrey, Rex and Zanna.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford on Saturday morning from 8 – 10 am.

Funeral services will be private and interment will be in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church, 250 Maxwell Rd., Latham, NY 12110.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 8:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Interment

    Albany Rural Cemetery
    Cemetery Ave.
    Menands, NY 12204
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Services will be private.


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Posted at 11:18am
Sorry for your loss love Kevin,carol,mark,Roseanne,Kelli,Jason,ken and Kristin
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Tom Curley

Posted at 09:31am
I am so sorry to hear about John. He and I worked together at Allstate for a long time and no one could have a better friend. I know with John his family was always first and I am sure he will be sadly missed by everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sadness. Tom Curley

Kathy (Carmel) Normandin

Posted at 06:46am
My condolences to the Dross family. Rest In Peace
Mr Dross.

Misty Quail

Posted at 08:53pm
Dear John, Angela and family, I am so sorry for your loss. From the day I met John, he spoke of his love for his Grandfather and the influence he had in his (now extremely successful) insurance career. I have no doubt that your grandfather was extremely proud of the wonderful family you have created. His love of fishing will live on through your kids and the wonderful adventures you’ll have on Paradox Lake! My deepest condolences.

Misty Quail

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