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.

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  1. Jim & April, Patrick & Christine, Renee, Zachary and Adelyn,
    I’m truly sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather… John was truly a unique man… He always had a smile… The raspberry bush he gave to my granddaughters is really growing beautiful… Many berries this year…
    John was a definitely a kind, considered, caring and loving man… Memories will hold you all together… A beautiful legacy he has left…
    In God’s Love and my love,
    Pattie Male xoxo to all

  2. Patrick and Christine,

    It is always sad to lose a parent, but your memories will help to comfort you at this sad time. Warmest regards to your family.

  3. Jim, Pat, and Renee
    Sorry to hear about the death of your Father. You have our deepest sympathy. John was a friend for over 70 years.
    Ben and Joan Augustine

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