Honor Mission
CPO John B. Ebenhoch, Jr.
US Navy - Navy Reserve (Ret.)
Multi-City, NY - 04/07/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of CPO John B. Ebenhoch, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. John, 61, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

John graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1979 and enlisted in the US Navy for 6 years serving aboard submarines before his discharge in 1985, including time aboard the USS Skipjack, a nuclear-powered attack submarine. He then served 20 years in the US Navy Reserves retiring in 2005 as a Chief Petty Officer. Following his discharge, John returned to college and received his bachelor’s degree in Finance at SUNY Brockport in 1987. He was currently employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Albany for the past 35 years as a revenue officer.

John was very active in the Watervliet community serving as the President of the Watervliet Little League, the Watervliet Pop Warner and the treasurer of the Watervliet High Dad’s Club. He was a member of the Watervliet Lodge of Elks and participated in its Dart League, Watervliet AOH, Watervliet VFW Post #729, American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, the Capital District Chief Petty Officers Association and was heavily involved with the Wreaths Across America program at Saratoga National Cemetery.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Johns obituary, available for viewing online on the Parker Brothers Memorial Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 04/07/2021
Primary Staging Time: 08:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Parker Brothers Memorial Funeral Home
2013 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • ** ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade face-mask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer. Escort to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2416 7th Avenue, Watervliet, NY 12189 to follow. Services scheduled for 10:00 am, followed by escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 04/07/2021
Second Staging Time: 11:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Members arriving early are asked to form a flag line at the cemetery entrance for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Interment services scheduled for 12:00 pm.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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