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John F Townsend

August 27, 1934 May 2, 2019
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John Fred Townsend 1934 – 2019

John Fred Townsend, 84 passed away peacefully on Thursday May 2, 2019 after a
brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Barnes
Corners on August 27, 1934 to the late Leon and Irene (Stoddard) Townsend.
John served in the United States Army from 1957-1959.
On May 26, 1960 he was united in marriage to the love of his life Elaine (Payne)
who predeceased him on September 3, 2006.
Mom and Dad raised their family in Inlet. Together they ran Townsend’s Gulf gas
station and grocery store in the 1960’s and1970’s. Dad was the Sawyer at Payne & Levi;
Levi Sawmill/Levi Lumber for over 55 years. Dad loved to work and be around
people. He loved hunting and fishing with his children, grandchildren and friends.
He always looked forward to spring time at camp on Raquette Lake with his family
and friends.
He was a life time member of the Inlet Volunteer Hose Company and was an
ambulance driver for the Leonard Mick Roberts Post 1402.
He is survived by his children; Susan (George) Brownsell III, John II (Misty), Donald
(Amy), Becky (Jason Pallotta) Townsend, Andrew (Kimberly). Grandchildren; George (Ashley) Brownsell IV, Jessica (Tim Leach) Brownsell, Eric (Jessica) Brownsell, Autumn
Townsend, Joseph Townsend, Bryan (Sarah Smith) Townsend, Shelby Townsend,
Kayla (Ben Courtney) Cleaveland, Trevor Townsend, and Tanner Townsend. Great
Grandchildren; Hunter and Shayla Brownsell, Nikolai Townsend, and Lukas
Townsend. Sisters: Martha (Don) DeChristopher, Joan Davis, Genny Tuttle. Sister and Brother In-Law John and Lynda Levi, and Brother in-law James Payne. Countless
nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his Brother Leon, Sisters;
Alice, Rosemary, Helen, Leona, and Mary.
Per John’s wishes there will be no calling hours or a funeral service. A celebration
of life will be held at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Service Building on Saturday
May 18, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory, may be made to Inlet
Volunteer Hose Company, PO Box 300, Inlet, NY 13360

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1:00 PM 5/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Inlet Vol. Emerg. Serv., Inc. Hall

1 Limekiln Rd.
Inlet, NY 13360

Inlet Vol. Emerg. Serv., Inc. Hall
1 Limekiln Rd. Inlet 13360 NY
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