John G. Howland Jr.
SIDNEY _ John G. Howland Jr., 85, of Sidney, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born Oct. 28, 1926, son of the late John G. and Hazel (Baxter) Howland in Walton.
John served his country in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. He received the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged.
He married Jocelyn Holley on June 15, 1950, in Walton. She predeceased him on June 22, 1994.
John was employed as a supervisor for E.C.D. of Bendix in Sidney when he retired. He was also a member of the Sidney American Legion.
He is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Nancy and Randy Livingston, Unadilla, Sarah Howland Church, Bainbridge, Carolyn and Joe Boldue, Walton, and Marilyn and Kevin Halloran, Yuma, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Scott Finch, Tammy Green, Amanda Church, John Paul Halloran, Thomas John Halloran, Christopher Howard, Kenny Howard; and 12 great-grandchildren.
John was also predeceased by his son, Paul Howland; sister, Ruth Cobb; and grandson, Roger Finch Jr.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the funeral chapel. The Rev. Brian Cutting, pastor of the Unatego Community Church in Unadilla, will officiate. Burial with Military honors will follow in Walton Cemetery. The family would like to invite friends to the Sidney American Legion at 2 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.