11/28/15 – John O. Fitchette, LaFargeville

Mr. John O. Fitchette, age 80, died Nov. 28th, in the emergency room at River Hospital after being stricken at his home. As per John’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Omar Cemetery.

John was born April 13, 1935, in Clayton, the son of Eugene and Emma Ingerson Fitchette. He graduated from Clayton High School.

He retired in 1991, after many years as a Carpenter for Kodak in Rochester.

John was a member of the Mumford Sportsman Club.

He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, reading and gardening.

On May 4th, 1996, he married the former Joan Barton at the LaFargeville Methodist Church.

Surviving besides his wife Joan, are two daughters, Sandy (John) Barger of Lima, N.Y., and Laura Fitchette of Caledonia; three step-daughters, Kim (Marcel) Thibert of LaFargeville, Jogean Sulier of Clayton, and Regina Ashland of LaFargeville; eight grand children; six great grandchildren; one sister Florence White of Adams; five brothers, Ted (Linda) of Rochester, Paul (Sheila) of Oriskany; Allen (Cathy) of Clayton, Eugene (Mary) of Clayton, and Norman of Sackets Harbor; nieces and nephews.

One son died at birth, and one sister Helen Connors, of Adams, also died before him.

Donations can be made in his name of T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.


  1. Carolyn Schneider kitchen Posted

    I am thinking of you. I wish I could be up there to offer you my support in person. Stay strong and let your family help you heal.

    Yours in friendship,

  2. Eunice S. Murray Posted

    To Joan & family,
    Donni & I are so sorry about the passing of John. We certainly enjoyed his sense of humor. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. God Bless, Donni & Eunie

  3. Lynn Kelsey Posted

    So sorry to read about John. I am thinking of you.

  4. Lisa Hover Posted

    Our prayers, thoughts and Love go to you and the family. He will be missed.

  5. James lawler Posted

    Sorry to learn of Johns passing. Him,Allen, and I use to go to barn dances back in the 50’s
    we had a lot of fun. Rest in peace old friend!

  6. John & Gretchen Wade Posted

    We are sorry to read of John,s passing. We lived across Carter street from you .

  7. Bob Pfenninger Posted

    so sad!! sorry I lost touch with everyone up there. sorry for your (our) loss. I’m sure they will miss your smoked salmon at the club. rest in peace , my friend Bob

  8. doolittle jim & bev Posted

    Thinking of you and the family

  9. james doolittle Posted

    sorry for your loss we always had a good time we will never forget LOVE JIM && BEV

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