John Daughton

Obituary of John Daughton

John M. (Jack) Daughton, 96, of Endwell, died peacefully on May 10, 2018. He enjoyed robust health and a very active lifestyle right up to his passing. Jack was predeceased by his wife, Mary G. Daughton, his parents Michael and Helen (Bulger) Daughton, his sister, Virginia (Daughton) Rich, brothers-in-law Oliver Rich and Charles, Robert, Frances, and Joseph Gross, sisters-in-law Margaret Spring, Elizabeth Bunker, and Florence Wescott, and his very special friend Elizabeth Kiley. He is survived by sisters-in-law Elaine Colangelo and Helen Gross, his two children, Carole Mulhearn and her husband Thomas of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Robert Daughton and his wife Carol Sweitzer of Ferndale, NY, grandchildren Meghan Mulhearn of Asheville, NC, Julie Mulhearn of Kitty Hawk, NC, and John (Jed) Daughton and his wife Sarah of Lancaster, NY, and great-grandsons Jack and Liam Daughton of Lancaster, NY. Jack is also survived by many nieces and nephews whose love and support he cherished. Jack was born on March 2, 1922 in Binghamton, attended St. Paul's High School, and proudly served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated with high honors in Accounting from Binghamton University (Harpur College) in 1957, and was a Certified Public Accountant. For over forty years Jack served as Deputy Superintendent of Highways for Broome County as well as a number of advisory council positions for the New York State government. In addition, Jack was a member of the Broome County Charter Commission, a bipartisan task force under which he authored the legislative apportionment mandate that governs the county to this day. Along with a highly dedicated group of Endwell founding fathers, Jack helped to launch the Endwell Little League, and Endwell Youth Organization, and foster the continued growth of Maine-Endwell High School Sports programs. As past President of the Endwell Rotary Club, his commitment to community service was instrumental in establishing and expanding successful youth programs in Endwell and the Town of Union. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Jack's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.