Mr. John O. Fitchette, age 80, died Nov. 28th, in the emergency room at River Hospital after being stricken at his home. As per John’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Omar Cemetery.
John was born April 13, 1935, in Clayton, the son of Eugene and Emma Ingerson Fitchette. He graduated from Clayton High School.
He retired in 1991, after many years as a Carpenter for Kodak in Rochester.
John was a member of the Mumford Sportsman Club.
He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, reading and gardening.
On May 4th, 1996, he married the former Joan Barton at the LaFargeville Methodist Church.
Surviving besides his wife Joan, are two daughters, Sandy (John) Barger of Lima, N.Y., and Laura Fitchette of Caledonia; three step-daughters, Kim (Marcel) Thibert of LaFargeville, Jogean Sulier of Clayton, and Regina Ashland of LaFargeville; eight grand children; six great grandchildren; one sister Florence White of Adams; five brothers, Ted (Linda) of Rochester, Paul (Sheila) of Oriskany; Allen (Cathy) of Clayton, Eugene (Mary) of Clayton, and Norman of Sackets Harbor; nieces and nephews.
One son died at birth, and one sister Helen Connors, of Adams, also died before him.
Donations can be made in his name of T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.