Auburn - Mr. John E. "Jack" Major, 79, of West Drive, Auburn, died on Monday (February 3, 2014) in Auburn Community Hospital.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday (February 6, 2014) from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Farrell's Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South Street, Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn. Interment with full military honors will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fleming.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to Auburn Community Hospital, 17 Lansing Street, Auburn, NY 13021 in Memory of John "Jack" Major.
Mr. Major was born in Auburn on May 22, 1934, the son of John E. and Marie McBeth Major. He had attended Le Moyne College and was a United States Army Veteran having served from 1954-1956. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and Ancient Order of Hibernians, John F. Kennedy Div. 1. Mr. Major had retired in 1997 from American Tobacco in Rochester, NY; he had been their local sales representative for 37 years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna Fedigan Major; their children, Susan Harton (Jeff) of Auburn, Lori Babiarz (James) of Auburn, John E. Major, Jr. (Michelle) of Auburn, David Major (Shelly) of Seneca Falls, Chris Major (Eve) of Auburn; grandchildren, Liam Major of Auburn, Kiernan Major of Auburn, Ryan Major of Seneca Falls, Lauren Major of Seneca Falls, Caitlyn Major of Auburn, Maddy Major of Seneca Falls, Nicholas Major of Auburn, Nadine Major of Auburn; sisters, Laura Morehouse of Auburn, Rita Winnie of North Carolina, Joanne Brechue of Auburn; many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Along with his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Marie Skowron and Patty DeJoy.