John Milton Preston

July 20, 1930August 11, 2014

PRESTON John M. August 11, 2014 Beloved husband of Mary Preston. Loving father of John (Bonnie) Preston II, J e a n (David) Mirabella, and Janet (Scott) Hunt. Dear grandfather of Mark, James, and Julia. Brother of Lucille Votry, Fran Marky, and the late Ken Preston. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 PM at Wood Funeral Home, 784 Main St. E. Aurora. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 AM at Orchard Park Wesleyan Church, 7295 Ellicott Rd, Orchard Park. If desired memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Northpointe Pkwy # 130, Amherst, NY 14228 or American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive #102, Buffalo, NY 14226. Online condolences to


  • Visitation Thursday, August 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 15, 2014

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Timothy Wrazen

August 27, 2014

Mrs. Preston, Sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

August 24, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of John "Sarges" passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary and John, Janet and Jeanie. Sorry for the late condolence, but news travels slowly to Utah.
Bill Blackman

Carol Eichler-Gawronski

August 24, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Preston on the bass fiddle, with Mr. Brumsted on piano and my dad, Fred Eichler on the banjo. Such wonderful memories of those three talented men. They will be jamming in Heaven!

Don Blackman

August 24, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about Johns passing. I just found out. I will allways remember the wonderful times we had growing up in Holland on Hillside Terrace. I feel terrible that I didn't hear about his passing earlier. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Joe &Mariann Forkl

August 23, 2014

So very sorry to hear about Mr. Preston. Joe and I will always remember him fondly as one of our teachers, and will miss running into him at The Willows on Friday nights. Our prayers are with you Mary and your family.

Rick Bruner

August 22, 2014

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Preston. He was a great driver's education teacher. What a fun summer with him and my friends!
I still remember some his quantifiable advice on driving: "If you align the center crease of the hood up with the white line on the right side of the road, you will be safely centered on the road." and "Never do the unexpected."
My condolences to Janet and the rest of the family and friends!
Until we meet again, Mr. Preston...

michael rackl

August 17, 2014

my condolences to the family ...he was a great man who a big influence on my young life ..God bless

Jim Langa

August 16, 2014

I was very sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to the Preston family

August 15, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I always looked forward to seeing the both of you at dinner time on Friday evenings at the Willows! We will miss John.
Love, Carol Newell

Ed, Ginny & family Terech

August 14, 2014

We never saw John without his smile and positive attitude about all things people or things. We will miss him dearly and send our prayers to the whole family and all whose lives he touched. We believe that he is in a blessed place and look forward to seeing him in the arms od God.