John F. Garceau, 83, of Co. Rt. 13, died Thursday, October 25, 2018 at home while under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Born on September 4, 1935 in Theresa, NY, he was a son of Lawrence E. and Adeline Gloor Garceau. He graduated from Theresa High School.
John married Doris M. "Millie" Reome on October 28, 1959 at the Omar United Methodist Church with Rev. Little, officiating.
He entered the US Navy in June of 1956 and was honorably discharged in June of 1959 and then was part of the reserves from August of 1973 to August of 1991.
John was a member of the John B. Lyman American Legion Post No. 904, Alexandria Bay, NY and a former member of the Fishers Landing Fire Department.
He was an automotive electrician for SMI and later know as Sicard Division of SMI – Snowblast Incorporated, Watertown, NY.
John enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping at Crystal Lake, puzzles, gardening, spending time with family and friends and most importantly his weekly luncheons with his girls.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Millie; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Larry and Sandy Garceau, Theresa, NY, Paul and Amy Garceau, LaFargeville, NY, Dean and Denise Garceau, Omar, NY; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents, a son, John J. Garceau in 2001, five sisters, Grace Garceau, Eileen Baltz, Bertha Brown, Elsa Jones and Mary Davis, two brothers, Joseph Garceau and Lawrence Garceau all died previously.
A Celebration of John's Life will be 3 pm Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the John B. Lyman American Legion, 9 Rock Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.
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Burial of the cremains will be in Omar Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
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