BACON, John D., Bacon, John Dewey, born December 23, 1925 in Rochester, NY, passed away on September 7, 2012. He attended Harley School, Rochester and Temple University, PA. He spent most of his youth at home and at the family cottage in Canandaigua Lake, NY. He served two and half years in the Navy in WWII.
John worked in a boat yard and Roseland Park near the lake. He married the love of his life, Mary Jane Bergstresser of Stanley, NY in 1954 and spent two years on honeymoon in Canajoharie, NY, and then they moved back to Canandaigua and Cheshire area. He resigned as Sales Manager for Purdie Express Lines after 15 years of service to become owner-operator of Long-Vue Motel and Restaurant with Mary in Wellsville, NY. After ten years, he moved his family to Tucson, AZ. He worked his way up the ladder, earning awards for sales and management, in the Circle K Corporation and retired as Division Manager. John served as president of the Executive Association of Tucson in 1986. He spent several years with Central Alarm, also of Tucson.
John leaves behind Mary his loving wife, and sweetheart of 58 years. John leaves his sons, Roger Dewey Bacon of Phoenix, AZ., James David Bacon of Anaheim Hills, CA and daughter, Carolyn Jane (Paul) Burger of Tucson. Grandchildren are Sarah Bacon (Dale), Aurora IL, SSgt. Jack Bacon, Beale Air Force Base CA, TSgt Paul Burger Jr. (Jenna) of Hill Air Force Base, Utah and Crystal Burger of Tucson. Great-grandchildren are Amy and Wyatt Burger also of Utah. He also leaves behind nephews, William Bacon Russell (Debbie), of Victor, NY., Michael (Nikki) McFarland of Albion, NY and son, John (Susan) McFarland of CT., niece, Chris (Jack) Russell of Palmyra, NY and children, Katie Russell, Danny (Eve) Russell of Twisp, WA.
John was in hopes that someone in the family will continue with the extensive family genealogy that he and Mary have built up over the years. He also stated several times that perhaps the Lord would see fit to allow him to attend an extensive family reunion sometime with the folks that he has read and written about from Germany, England, New England, New York and the mid-west.
This obituary was written by John himself in March of 2010.