John E. Furner, 76 of Sauquoit passed away on Friday May 17, 2019, with his family by his side.
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John was born on August 14th, 1942 in Sauquoit, a son of the late Charles & Mary (Heenan) Furner. John was educated at the Sauquoit Valley Central school system. He married Elizabeth (Lallier) on August 19th 1960 at St. John the Evangelist Church, in New Hartford.
John was employed with the Sauquoit Valley Central school system for many years prior to his retirement. Mr. Furner was a member of St. Patrick’s, in Clayville. John was an avid fan of John Deere and the farming industry as a whole.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Furner, his sons John Jr., Dennis (Susan) Furner, his daughter Kim (Mark) Wilson, his sisters Jane (Jim) Brown, Barb (Arnold) Timian, Ruth (Richard) Lockwood, as well as many beloved grandchildren and great-grand grandchildren. John was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie-Lou Furner. The family would like to extend their heart-felt appreciation to the 6th floor nursing staff of St. Lukes, especially Katie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mr. Furner on Monday, May 20th at 1:00 pm, from the St. Patricks St. Anthony Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery in Clayville at a later date.
Arrangements are with the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St, Sauquoit.