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Obituary of John T. Remancus

John T. Remancus Willsboro- John T. Remancus, 99, of Main Street, Willsboro was called home Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from the Elizabethtown Community Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Hoosick Falls, February 1, 1911, the son of Stephen and Margaret (Leskowski) Remancus. John grew up in Hoosick Falls and began his career in culinary at an early age. Working for various hotels in Elizabethtown, The Fort Orange Club in Albany and eventually as co-owner of the Sportsman's Dinette with his brother-in-law Harold Perkett. He also worked as a bus driver, mail carrier, Senior Cook for alert officers at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base and finally retired from working for Peter S. Paine when he was 86 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Paine were dear to him and he told us delightful stories of times shared with them and also staff both here and in Hobe Sound, Florida. He enlisted in the U.S.Navy during WWII and served in the Pacific Theater. John was a life long member of St. Philips of Jesus in Willsboro; a man of prayer he could be heard praying to the Lord for hours in the morning, the evening and through out the day. One of his dearest devotions was the Rosary. John was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Willsboro Fish and Game Club, and was a Volunteer Fireman for the Willsboro Fire Department. After residing away from Willsboro for a couple of years he was delighted to return home in 2007 and there he welcomed many visitors. This was one of the highlights that kept him active and smiling. He would talk endlessly about his friends who had taken the time to come calling. John will be remembered for his positive spirit, his patriotism, and for his love of nature which included gardening as well as fishing and hunting. A man of practical jokes he had the opportunity to practice them often in the small township of Willsboro. There wasn't much that would deter him. Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Hitoshi Okano of Worcester Massachusetts, and Margaret Lucille and Richard Smith of Willsboro; grandchildren, Joseph Smart of Willsboro, Jonathan Paradis of CT, Masao Okano and family of Massachusetts, Motoe Faith Okano and son, Christian and fiance Teri Onoda, Yoshio Okano, and Tamami Okano all of Massachusetts, Jon Steeves & family of Willsboro, Maria Di Battista and family of NY, Kristina Knox of Ct, Eric Steeves and family of Ct, Mark Steeves and family of Ct, seven great grand children; sisters Florence (and Doug) Oglivie of Florida, Edna Rinaldi of Albany, Albert Remancus and dear friend Rose Martone of Mechanicsville and his loving friends and sisters-in-law Marion Helms of Willsboro and Joyce Perkett of Penn.; several nieces and nephews; and special companions that brought him joy, his little Italian Greyhound Aurie and his two cockatiels. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 50 years, Lucille Perkett; his mother and father in-law, William and Ida Perkett , 5 of his 9 siblings, Eva, Nell, Alice, Stanley, and Teresa; brothers-in-law, Harold and Wilfred Perkett; and his loving caregiver Marlene Pierce of Willsboro. Visitation and vespers will be held Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 6:30pm at St. Philip of Jesus Church in Willsboro. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, April 12, 2010 at 11am at St. Philip of Jesus Church in Willsboro with Rev. Joseph W. Elliott, parish pastor, celebrating. Committal prayers, full military honors, and burial will follow in the Calvary cemetery in Willsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Willsboro Rescue Squad, PO Box 332, Willsboro, NY, 12996. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
A Memorial Tree was planted for John
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home