SUNY Cobleskill Remembers John F. Shear It is with great sadness that SUNY Cobleskill mourns the loss of our friend and longtime colleague John Shear. The entire College community extends its deepest condolences to his wife, Sandra, as well as all family and friends in this time of loss.
John Shear was a member of faculty at SUNY Cobleskill for 40 years, teaching animal science and agricultural business here from 1967 to 2007. In addition to his teaching duties he served as Chair of the Animal Science Department and coordinator of the college farm. In 1998 SUNY awarded John with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2007 with the Distinguished Emeritus Professor Award. Today, the Dr. John F. Shear Scholarship at SUNY Cobleskill is awarded to a third-year continuing Agricultural Business student.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 265 Main St., Richmondville, will conduct funeral services Thursday, October 11 at 10 am. Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill, will hold a period of visitation Wednesday, October 10, from 6-9 pm.
Obituary for John F. Shear | Warnerville- John F. Shear, 81, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home. Born December 29, 1936 on the fa...