October 12, 1929 ~ May 31, 2013
Greece: May 31, 2013. Predeceased by his wife Marjorie; survived by his children Jim (April Sharp), Patrick (Christine Ridarsky), and Renee and grandchildren Adelyn and Zachery. John served proudly in the Marine Corp for over 20 years and worked at Kodak for more than 25 years as a customs broker. In retirement, he was an art blacksmith and proud member of the NYS Designer Blacksmith Association and the Art-Blacksmith Association of North America. A memorial service will be held 1-3 PM Saturday, June 29, at ARC + Flame Center, 125 FedEx Way, Rochester, NY. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 PM Saturday, July 13, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 5689 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY. Contributions in John's memory may be sent to John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902 or the American Cancer Society.