Frederik Gonesh affectionately known as Johnny,age 80,died on Sunday,September 22,2019 in Jamaica,New York.
Frederik was born on May 26,1939 in Paramaribo,Surinam to Bhoedoe Gonesh and Batoellan Moharram. Frederik attended Paulis Basic school and went on to graduate from Hendrik High School while living in Surinam. At age of 23, he moved to Holland (Amsterdam) to study to become a sailor and travel the world until he met his love, Gertrude. They married and had a son Phillemon. Frederik worked as a merchant mariner for a few years, then as a car inspector for New York City Transit until he retired. He was particularly known for his poker playing skills and joyfill personality. He enjoyed spending leisure time with his friends and consistently beating them at poker. Frederik also enjoyed good food,nice clothing and jewelry. He loved his family and had a deep affection for his mother and father as young man due to being so far away from home.Frederik is survived by his son Phillemon Gonesh and daughter-in-law Rachael of Camden Delaware; sisters Eline Gonash, Elizabeth Gonesh, and Lita Gonesh Tjon A Tai of Holland (Amsterdam); brothers Freddy Gonesh and Lloyd Gonesh of Holland (Amsterdam). Frederik was prceded in death by parents Bhoedoe Gonesh and Batoellan Moharram; sisters Louise Gonesh Chedie and Alice Gonesg; brothers Johny Gonesh and Henk Gonesh.
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