John J. Bardin
John J. Bardin of South Schodack, New York, passed away of respiratory failure on January 25, 2012, at the age of 84.
He was born and raised in Newburgh, the son of Joseph S. Bardin and Hulda Schoonmaker Bardin. He was predeceased by two sisters, H. Lorraine Bardin and Carolyn Bardin Maher, also of Newburgh.
Upon graduation from Newburgh Free Academy, he enlisted In the U.S. Navy and served during World War lies an aviation radio, radar gunnery operator on a carrierbased torpedo bomber aboard the U.S.S. Princeton.
His lifelong career in education began upon graduation from SUNY New Paltz with a B.S. in education. He earned an M.A. in Administration from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in 1958. In 1962, he received an Elementary School Principal’s Certificate from the New York State Education Department. He later earned a Professional Diploma in Administration in 1964, also from Columbia University.
At SUNY Albany he was a Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction, 1966, and, a Doctoral Candidate, Administration and Supervision, 1968.
His professional career began in Montrose, N.Y., as a teacher at Buchanan Elementary School, where he later became Principal (1963) after teaching and serving as Assistant Principal of the Frank G. Lindsey School. He also coached basketball at Hendrick Hudson High School for three years and at the Frank G. Lindsey School for six years.
In 1965 he joined the New York State Education Department, where he worked initially as an Associate for the Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development, and then as Supervisor of Elementary Education for the Bureau of Elementary School Supervision before retiring in 1983.
A resident of Garrison for many years be was to avid golfer and multi-year Men’s Golf Champion at the Highlands Country Club. He directed the Garrison Summer Recreation Program for several years before joining the State Education Department, A jazz devotee since youth, music and concerts were a great source of enjoyment to him and an important part of his life.
He is survived by a daughter, Jodie L. Bardin (Mrs. Herbert F. Radford), and granddaughter, Rebecca Bardin Radford of Westwood, Massachusetts, four nieces and one nephew.
Visitation was on Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 845-562- 0068.