He was born in Mineola, NY, on Sept. 21, 1937, a son of John A. Hohenadel Sr. and Lillian (Lacey) Hohenadel.
Hohenadel made his home in Milford for the past 42 years and formerly resided on Long Island, NY, for many years.
He earned his associate degree from the Community Technical College, Nashua, graduating summa cum laude.
John was employed for more than 30 years at Sanders Associates and BAE Systems, working as an electronics technician.
He was a 62-year member of the Boy Scouts of America and a charter member of the Purgatory Falls Fish & Game Club in Mont Vernon and a member of the Pinnacle Mountain Fish & Game Club, Lyndeborough. Hohenadel loved the outdoors and volunteered as a hunter education instructor for more than 40 years. In addition, he was instrumental in the restoration of wild turkeys in New Hampshire.
Hohenadel was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1955 to 1959, and was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve in 1961.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and a member of the Milford Council 3035 Knights of Columbus.
Family members include his loving wife, Judith (Cave) Hohenadel of Milford; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Shannon Hohenadel of Manchester, Mark Hohenadel of Milford; a daughter, Joanne Hohenadel of Malden, Mass.; four grandchildren, Emily, Faith, Sarah and Rachael; a sister, Marie Schin of Babylon, NY; and two nieces.
A wake will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial with military honors will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in his memory may be made to Share Outreach, Inc., One Columbus Avenue, Milford 03055, or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, go to www.smith-heald.com.