Leslie John Budine

July 28, 1953February 20, 2019

Leslie “John” Budine, 65, of Sidney, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in the Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.

A Memorial Service will be held on a later date at the convenience of John’s Family.

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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Leslie John Budine

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David Lacey

February 25, 2019

I was shocked and saddened to see that my good friend and "Brother from a different Mother" pass on to the next Higher Level. My prayers and condolences go out to the rest of his family and friends at this difficult time. May we all remember John as a good man who was an intelligent thoughtful straight shooter with a great sense of humor. He was also a fantastic artist and sculptor and model train enthusiast. Every time I saw him there was another great work of his to view and enjoy. Even after his stroke he still managed to create his detailed flawless pieces which always had another worldly extra dimensional quality to them.
Like myself, John was also another big fan of the old 50s and 60s B movies . ( The ones that are so "bad" that they were great! ) We shared many a good time and laughs. You'll always be remembered in our hearts and minds. May you make good friends with God's Good Angels and put in a good word for the rest of us here on Earth who miss you so much.

See ya later, alligator...