John Getchell

Obituary of John Z. Getchell

LATHAM - John Zachary Getchell, 28, of Latham, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at Albany Medical Center, after a long battle with cancer.

John was born August 1, 1992, in Albany, New York, graduated from Shaker High School and worked as a Computer engineer for 10 years before becoming ill. 

His courageous life will forever be cherished by his mother Denise Getchell, father John Getchell, sisters Alison (Joe) Terry,  Shana (Carlo) Bileci, his niece Maddie, and nephews Junie, and Mason. He is also survived by many great friends including close friends Arielle, Alex, Will, Ian, Rickie and Rob, as well as his beloved dog Nicci.

Friends and family are invited to John's Celebration of Life service 5:30 pm Thursday evening, July 15 at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc. Interment services will be friday morning at 9 O'clock in the Holy Sepulchre cemetery East Greenbush In Lieu of Flowers contributions may be made in John’ name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Chondrosarcoma Research at


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Celebration of Life

5:30 pm
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc.
165 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, New York, United States
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