Dr. George D. Schoonmaker, DVM, 88, most recently of West New Haven Ave., West Melbourne, Florida passed away early in the morning of December 4, 2023, at the Hospice of Health First, West Melbourne, Florida.

He was born in Kingston, NY, the son of John L. and Helen Jones Schoonmaker. He graduated from Ellenville High School, Class of 1953, then obtained his B.S. from Cornell University in 1957, and completed his DVM from Cornell in 1968.

He began his career as a veterinarian with Dr. Mark Crandall in Gloversville, NY, from there he went on to open his own practice, the Manheim Veterinary Clinic, in Manheim, NY. In 1996 he sold his practice but continued to work doing relief work for other veterinarians until 2004.

While living in Little Falls he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Little Falls. He also was a member of the American Veterinarian Association and Phi Zeta, a national Veterinarian Honor Society. He was a past member of the New Paltz, NY Lions Club, Member of the Dolgeville Masonic Lodge, #272, Free and Accepted Masons, and the Little Falls Elks Lodge, #42 BPOE.

On December 28, 1957, he married Mary Lou Davis, together they celebrated 65 years of marriage.

He was predeceased in death by his parents, and his son, Gary Schoonmaker.

Survivors besides his wife include his son, Gregory D. Schoonmaker; daughter Cindy and David Vickery; brother Jack; grandchildren Allison Vickery and Matthew Vickery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, NY.

Interment will take place at Rural Park Cemetery at a later date.

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