John T. Baroody, age 84, died Wednesday, (Sept. 6, 2017) at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (Sept. 24) at 12 noon at the Stanley Fire Hall, 2040 Rte. 245, Stanley, NY, followed by a catered luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Fire Company, P.O. Box 481, Stanley, NY 14561.
John was born May 6, 1933 in Pulteney, N.Y. He was the son of the late Thomas Baroody and Phoebe Harndon Baroody. John graduated from Haverling High School in 1951. He became a welder at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport, retiring from there after 42 years. He also worked part-time at Shorts Filling Station in Bath. John lived most of his life in Bath, where he raised his family.
In his retirement years, John moved to Stanley, N.Y. to be with his partner, Alice Wright, and her family. He enjoyed traveling, baking, cooking for others, camping, photography and riding with the NA40+ Touring Riders.
If you were to have the pleasure of knowing John, you knew you had a friend for life. He was an honorable and good man. He loved children, and children loved him. It never mattered if they were born to him, or children of friends. John had a way of making life fun and interesting.
John is survived by partner, Alice Wright of Stanley, N.Y; his five children Shirley (Sonny) Obrochta of Avoca, N.Y., Walter Baroody of Prattsburgh, N.Y., Darlene Dickenson of Mansfield, Pa., Gerald Baroody of Rochester, N.Y., and Theresa (Ron) Long of Dundee, N.Y.; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (Ralph) Kilsdonk of Hammondsport, N.Y.; and brother, Joseph (Janet) Baroody, of Bath, N.Y. He is also survived by Alice’s children Valerie Cunningham of Stanley, N.Y., Ronald (Ellen) Ketcham of Eldredige, Mo., Dianna Vanderpool of Shortsville, N.Y. and Kevin (Angelica) Wright of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and Alice’s eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
John was predeceased by his parents; his brothers George Baroody, Raymond Baroody and Leo Baroody; and a grandson, Jeremiah Baroody.