In memory of
John E. Sheppard July 14, 2019 John E. Sheppard, 77, of Owasco, passed away surround by his loving family on July 14th after a long battle with Crohn's Disease and its many complications. John was a Vietnam Veteran and was employed for 32 years as a New York State Corrections officer at Auburn Prison. An avid outdoorsman, John enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, and keeping a garden. John was a member of the NRA, the local VFW, the Skaneateles Rod and Gun Club, and he was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Auburn. Above all, John loved his family. He is survived by wife Bonnie of 52 years, daughters Lisa (Steve) and Wendy (Chris), along with four grandchildren, Alyssa and Racheal (Morris) and Hailey and Wyatt (Fish). John is also survived by a brother Bill Sheppard, of Niles, several cousins, nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by his brother George and parents Amy and George Sheppard. There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn on Friday, July 19th at 11am. John will be buried in Soule Cemetery, Sennett. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to The Salvation Army, 18 E. Genesee Street, Auburn. To send condolences, visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com .
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