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November 16, 1942 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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His Legacy… John Edward Lockwood, 80, passed away September 2, 2023. He was born on November 16, 1942, in Saratoga Springs, New York to Dayton Edward Lockwood and Gladys Lillian Warner. He will be remembered as a Godly man with strong faith. He was a man devoted to his family and friends. He was beyond generous. God blessed him with many titles defined by his character of hard work and dedication. A few of them were: Pinkerton at Saratoga Racetrack; College Grad of Nicholas College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree while playing football (starting all 4 years!); loving and selfless husband; Veteran of the U.S. Army; Businessman at Eastman Kodak, and serving county governments with integrity; courageous Father of twin boys; Coach for many of his sons’ sporting teams; wonderful Father-in-law; and the World’s Best Papa (arguably his favorite title). He was so very strong. He could be heard saying he “loved love” and shared it unconditionally. He was constant and always there. He was a sure and steady example of love, strength, wisdom and faith. John was very proud of his two sons, daughter-in-laws, nieces and nephews, and his grandchildren.
His family… John will be missed by his children, Greg (Lynda) Lockwood, John Anthony “Tony” (Jennifer) Lockwood; brother, Dayton Edward Lockwood Jr; grandchildren, Chase, Savannah, Cameron, Chloe, Sophia, Hope and John Luke; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Aaron) Helm, David Stagliano and Marybeth (Paul) Vannucci. He is preceded in death by his wife Carmella, and his parents.
His Farwell… John’s family and friends will gather for Military honors at 9:30 am for his interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery on Friday October 6, 2023 and will then meet for his community farewell at Hope Community Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan at 11:30 am where Pastor Paul Manwiller will serve as Celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Please leave a message of comfort for John’s family at 1-877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.