Sydney E. John Sr.

GOWANDA – Sydney E. John Sr., age 76, of Bush Road, passed away at home Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

Born in Gowanda, NY May 18,1937 into the Turtle Clan, the son of William and Clarissa (Brooks) John.

Sydney is survived by two sons, Sydney (Teresa) John Jr. of Gowanda, Alton John of Irving along with three daughters, Darnell (late Mark) of Washington, Cynthia (Larry) Mohawk of North Carolina and Patrice (William) John of Gowanda along with grandchildren Kierstin, Shade, Bransin, Levi, Grace, Ray, Harley and Sarah.

Besides his parents, Sydney was preceded in death by a son, Alfred John, who died in April 1976.

Friends may call at the family residence, 1584 Bush Road, Gowanda after 2 p.m. on Saturday and all day Sunday. Funeral services will be held Monday Nov. 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of WNY, 225 Como Park Blvd., P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590.

Arrangements are by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda (716) 532-4200.