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John F. Sloan, a member of the Springbrook family, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Jan. 21, 2011, at his Averill Road residence. He was 49.
Born John Frederic Sloan in the City of Newburgh on Aug. 26, 1961, he was a son of John Branning Sloan and Doris Helen (Stephan) Sloan.
John first resided at Pathfinder Village in Edmeston until moving in 2002, to the Individualized Residence Alternative Group Home on Averill Road in Cooperstown.
Throughout his life, he always liked music and dancing, and was known by the residents and staff for his great sense of humor and being a jokester. He had a passion for sports — especially baseball — and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees.
John also loved anything to do with the weather. He always enjoyed watching the Weather Channel and talking about snow, even on the hottest day in the summer. He would also read the daily weather report from the newspaper to anyone who would listen.
Most of all, John will be remembered for his smile that could light up any room.
John is survived by his parents, John B. and Doris Sloan; one sister, Susan Ronai and her husband, James, and their children, Matthew, Brian and Lauren; one brother, Christopher Sloan and his wife, Nadine, and their children, Julia, Ryan and Justin; and his Springbrook family of friends and caregivers in Cooperstown. He was predeceased by his sister, Laura Lee.
A Celebration of John Sloan’s life will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, with the Rev. Stephen Leslie, Chaplain for Catskill Area Hospice, officiating. All who were touched by John are invited to attend.
For those who wish to make donations in memory of John, it is suggested that memorial gifts be directed to Springbrook, 2705 State Highway 28, Oneonta, NY 13820 or Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on  February 3, 2011
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