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John S. Wessells Sr.

April 6, 1928February 20, 2020

John S. Wessells Sr. lifelong resident of Peekskill and Buchanan, NY passed away on February 20, 2020. He was 91 years old. He was born on April, 6, 1928 in Peekskill, NY to Samuel and Winifred Kavana Wessells. John attended the Assumption School and Peekskill High School where he played on the school basketball team. In 1946 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to support the WWII efforts. He was married in 1949 to Donna Allen Wessells of Peekskill, NY and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. John raised his family in Buchanan, NY and has resided there for 68 years. He was a glazier with Capital Glass in Peekskill, NY for 21 years and worked for the Village of Buchanan highway department where he retired in 1992 after 20 years of service. John was an award winning numismatist and enjoyed photography, music and dancing. He was also a member of the Buchanan Senior Citizens.

He is survived by his wife Donna Allen Wessells of Buchanan, and his children Catherine Bellino (Dale), Patricia Fotino, John S. Wessells Jr. (Gail), Thomas Wessells, and his grandchildren Kerstin McGarry (Sean), Tara Wessells, Christopher Wessells (Rene), Michael Wessells, Daniele Wessells, Rachel Wessells and David Wessells. He was predeceased by his grandson John Samuel Wessells III.


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Jim Wessells

February 24, 2020

The Wessells family in Georgia extends their condolences to Aunt Donna and the entire family at the loss of Uncle John. We are praying for you and thinking about you during this difficult time.