O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Marlet John

Mr. Marlet “Mossie” John, 75, of Salamanca, NY, died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital following a long illness.

Born December 16, 1943 in Coldspring, NY, he was the son of the late Delbert and Sarah Crouse John. He was married in October 1977 to the former Patricia Ann Bova, who predeceased him on May 30, 2014.

He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Bear Clan.

He attended Salamanca High School, where he played basketball and track.

Mossie was a veteran of the United States Navy

He had been employed as an iron worker for over twenty years, working with the Local #6 in Buffalo, NY and Local #17 in Cleveland, OH. He also had worked for the Seneca Nation DPW.

Mossie enjoyed the outdoors and fishing, playing softball and bowling. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching all sports. He and his son raced go-karts, travelling all around the area.

Surviving are: two daughters, Jenna John, Steamburg, NY Marla Decker, Salamanca, NY; two sons, Jansen (Bettyjoe Jimerson) John, Steamburg, NY, Justin John, TX; two granddaughters, Iris and Brandi Kaltenbach, Steamburg, NY; four grandsons, Warrier and Emmett Kaltenbach, Steamburg, NY, Mason and Cayden John, both of Humphrey, NY; two sisters, Brenda John, Irma Cooper, both of Jimersontown, NY; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Milburn John and Robert John Sr.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca NY on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with Kevin John officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Heights Cemetery, Jimersontown, NY.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Post 1587, Irving, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.