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John C. Besaw


Henderson- John C. Besaw, Henderson, passed away March 23, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Syracuse where he was a patient for a short time. He was 69 years old.

Born December 2, 1944, John was a son to Jessie Besaw. Following a local education, he enlisted with the United States Navy from 1963 - 1968. He retired from Kodak in Rochester as a technician in 2006.

John is survived by a son: Ernest Besaw, Chicago, Il; 3 daughters: Cindi Besaw, Chicago, Il, Jeanne Drum, Chicago, Il, Rebecca Belsher, Rochester; 2 sisters: Alice Fisher, Henderson, Lucy (Keith) Clarke, Leroy; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

2 brothers, Ernest “Skip” and Alan, died before him.

A celebration of life will be held on April 9th, 2014, 12:00pm at the Sackets Harbor American Legion Post 1757.

Donations may be made in his name to the Harold Townsend Posts 1757 American Legion, 209 Ambrose Street, Sackets Harbor, New York 13650, or to the charity of one’s choosing.

John will be remembered as a compassionate and loving brother, and a very patriotic individual.

Arrangements are with Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

Condolences may be made at

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