John Sexton

Obituary of John V. Sexton

John V. Sexton, 83, of Brackney, PA left this earth but not our lives on Sunday, December 27, 2020 after a recent battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert W. and Lena (Marean) Sexton, his brother and sister-in-law, Robert W., Jr. and Marjorie (Gould) Sexton, and his former wife, Patricia (Rozek Sexton) Buglione. John was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather to his wife of 26 years, Dolores Sexton (Brackney, PA), daughters Donna (Doug) Connery (Berkshire, NY), Dr. Susan (Craig) Stella (Richmond, VA), and Nancy (Dr. Edward) Dailey (Sayre, PA), step-daughter Gail (Tim) Smith (Pittsburgh, PA), step-son Scott Quigley (Charlotte, NC), and to his grandchildren Andrea and Michael Stella, Edward, Jonathan and Natalie Dailey, and Riley, William and Thomas Smith. John's career began in the soda industry moving from 7-Up bottler, to Coca-Cola bottler, driver and management from the 60s through the 90s. During those years, he was an active member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and spent many hours in service to his brotherhood and the community by advancing through the Chairs, around the kitchen, and behind the bar of Binghamton Lodge 852. After leaving Coca-Cola and Binghamton, John moved to Brackney, PA where he served his new community as a volunteer EMT with Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company. He was dedicated in his support of the community as an active EMT, working the Field Days roulette wheel, and helping with recycling in his spare time. Throughout his life, John was a talented chef, woodworker and gardener, spending much of his time in his kitchen, shop, and garden. John was an avid student of WWII. He loved camping and fishing, and the occasional (ha!) rum and Coke...especially during his summers in Canada at his beloved Canoe Lake Campground. He was a self-taught electrician, plumber, small-motor repairman, and finish man, and became an adept jack-of-all-trades in the process. John was an intelligent, genuine, caring, welcoming, hard-working man who was eager to help anyone in need. We were blessed to call him Honey, Daddy, and Grampa. Funeral arrangements are private for now through McCormack's Funeral Home in Binghamton, NY. There will be a celebration of John's life in May 2021 when we can all gather outdoors and share our love and loss of this kind and caring man. Until then, expressions of sympathy can be made in John's name to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 and Mercy House, 212 N. McKinley Ave, Endicott, NY 13760.

Final Resting Place

Vestal Hills Memorial Park
3997 Vestal Road
Vestal, New York, United States
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