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  • John F. Side Jr.

  • Newark—John Frederick Side Jr., 73 went to the open arms of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua.

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  • Newark—John Frederick Side Jr., 73 went to the open arms of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua.
    Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 at Woodlane Community Church, 5694 Woodlane, Newark. A Masonic Service will be at 8 p.m. Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the church.
    In memory of John, consider donations to Woodlane Community Church or Camp Babcock Hovey Boy Scouts of USA, Seneca Waterways Council, 474 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607.
    John was born the son of the late John F. and Catherine (Langlois) Side on May 29, 1940 in Alexandria Bay. He retired from Mobil Chemical in Macedon in 2002. The funeral home proudly flies the Navy Flag in honor of John’s service to our country.
    John was a member and former deacon at the Woodlane Community Church (Arcadia Reformed). He was a former Scout Master of Troop 138 in Newark and a leader of Troop 65 in Alexandria Bay. Over the years John received several awards including the Daniel Carter Beard Award and Silver Beaver Award. He was also a past member of the Shriners and member of the Newark Masonic Lodge No. 83 where he served as a trustee and was past Master. He also served as Grand Master Staff and served as representative to Japan. John was a member of the American Legion in Alexandria Bay.
    John will be remembered by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years Deanna (Smith) Side; sons Jonathan Side of Plattsburgh and Matthew Side of Albany; daughter Suzanne Erway of Newark; grandchildren Elizabeth Erway, Catherine Erway, Ethan Erway, Jonathan Side Jr. and Kyle Side; brother George (Virginia) Side of Fla.; half-brother Larry (Carla) Side of Del.; half-sister Amy (Carl) Roberts of Alexandria Bay; uncle Roger Peterson of Alexandria Bay; aunts Betty Cunningham of Calcium and Elaine Side of Clayton; special sister-in-law Jeanie Walters of Oriskany; brothers-in-law George J. (Jean Ann) Smith of Rome, Lewis R. (Jewell) Smith of Fla. and John Diabo of Alexandria Bay; many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his brother Douglas J. Side and sister Kay Diabo.
    A condolence or a candle of memory may be lit by visiting watermanfuneralhome.com.

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