Age 84, of Oakfield, retired owner of Lester Johns, Inc. died peacefully Sunday June 5, 2011 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born October 17, 1926 in Oakfield, NY son of the late Harry & Bertha (Rechter) Johns, also preceded in death by a brother Harry Johns and sister Mary Schultz. A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Johns was the owner and operator of his excavating company for many years. An active member of the Oakfield community, he was a member of the Oakfield Lions Club, Oakfield Rod & Gun Club, Life Member of the Oakfield Fire Dept. and the American Legion. A wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing and had a passion for farming.
Surviving is his wife of 45 years Pauline (Marks) Johns of Oakfield; sons Robert (Kay) Brion, James (Susan) Brion, Gregory Johns all of Oakfield; his daughters Leslie (Richard) Stauss, Linda (Raymond) Smith both of Oakfield, Lizabeth (Lyle) Starkweather of Basom and Barbara Rose of Port Charlotte, FL; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Wednesday June 8, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday June 9, 2011. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery and memorials in Lester's memory are suggested to the Oakfield Fire Dept. or Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, New York 14227.
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