George Haefner Jr.

Obituary of George Haefner Jr.

George J. Haefner Jr., 80, of Old Chatham passed away at home on May 14, 2017. Born in Troy he was the son of the late George J. Sr. and Mary (Thompson) Haefner. George proudly served his country in the United States Navy prior to going to work for Sterling Drug and later for EGCSD as a bus driver. He loved boating, fishing and spending time with his family. George was a member of the Chandler-Young VFW Post 8162, Melvin Rhodes American Legion Post 1231 and the Stuyvesant Falls Memorial VFW Post 9539. George is survived by his loving companion Jeanette Reed; sons, David Haefner (Paula Matthews) of Austerlitz and Bryan Haefner (Shelley Delaney) of Old Chatham; daughter, Heidi (Daniel) Unwin of Austerlitz; stepson, Corey Kraft of New Lebanon; brother, Howard Haefner; sister, Patricia Reehl of East Greenbush; grandchildren, Hannah, Blake and Emma Haefner. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Robert Haefner and sister, Virginia Wark. Funeral service from the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. Nassau on Wednesday at 12:00noon. Relatives and friends are invited to call prior to the service from 10am to 12pm. Interment will be in the Nassau Schodack Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in George's memory may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Rd. Hudson, NY 12534. Online condolences may be made at