WARDWELL, John Paul
Age 55 of Pine Valley, NY. John passed away on Sunday, August 1st 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 2nd 1966 in Horseheads, NY, the son of John C. Wardwell and Sandra L. (Bouille) Wardwell. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister Lisa (Peter) Arnold; his partner Cheryl Samson, who John helped take care of her son Dillon Samson; he helped Lori Kurtz Bates raise her daughters, Nikki (Bates) MaKinster, Tawni (Bates) Sheldon; adoptive grandchildren Tristan, Zander, Paisley, Shiloh, and Oliver MaKinster; John was also a help to his ‘pister’ Lori (Dale) Dapp raise her daughters Kayla (Dapp) Bartlett and Ashley (Dapp) Van Camp. John graduated from Horseheads High School, Class of 1985 and Corning Community College in 1988. He worked at Elm Chevy in Elmira from 1988 until 2021. He was also a regular volunteer at the Pine City Food Pantry, part of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Always called “JP” by his parents and sister, “Johnson” by his adopted daughters and grandchildren, and “Uncle J” by his adopted nieces; his hobbies included riding and working on bikes, and working on cars with his father and school friends. John also operated Main Street Bicycle sales and Services for many years. His family would like to thank the staff at Strong Memorial Hospital, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, and Elcor Nursing Home for their excellent care.
Family and friends are invited to visit the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., in Horseheads on Thursday, August 5th 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm. John’s funeral service will be held there on Friday August 6th 2021 at 10am. Rev. Christopher Linsler officiating. John will be laid to rest in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in a private ceremony.
Those wishing may make donations in Johns name to two charities close to his heart, by following the links or mailing addresses below.
Chemung County SPCA Click here
Pine City Mobile Food Pantry (Food Bank of the Southern Tier) click here
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