• John Edward Clemons

    September 5, 2019

    John Clemons, 72, of Minoa, passed away Thursday. John was a devoted partner, father, grandfather, friend, and community member. He was the son of the late Stanley and Marcia Clemons. He was a resident of Chittenango for 30 years and Minoa for 10 years. John served in the US Navy, having been awarded the National Defense Service Metal. He remained active in senior citizens, pursuing his enjoyment of playing cards. He had a lifelong passion for fishing and sports. John approached daily life with humor, making others smile and laugh often. He is predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen “Kate” Clemons. He is survived by his second love of seven years, Anna Holoczenko, daughter Shannon Lewis, daughter Anissa Clemons-Jenny and husband Brett, his six grandchildren, Brady, Skyler, Alexa, Jaden, McKenna, and Riley; Anna’s children, Matthew Holoczenko and Joanne Neuwirth, Valentina Kolb and Russell Allen, Mark Holozcenko and wife Amy, and Andrew Holoczenko and wife Tracy; two sisters, Jolie Penistan and husband Lyle, Janet DiStefano and husband James, and brother Jeffrey Clemons; and other beloved family members and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church, Murray Dr. Chittenango. Donations in John’s memory may be made to Aurora of CNY, 518 James St. #100, Syracuse, NY 13203.

    G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

    CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366


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    I appreciate how Uncle John was patient, and kind, and attentive to the 3 Boyle kids. We were beguiled by his cool style, his funny jokes, and his willingness to laugh at our antics. Over the years, John remained unfailingly generous with his time and his mirthful spirit. I am confident that John finished his last days on earth unafraid, and for that I will always admire him.