John F. Faughnan, 62, passed away on Monday (Aug. 13, 2018) at The Highlands at Brighton, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Faughnan was born on Dec. 3, 1955 in Aberdeen, Md. to Herman “Dutch” and Mary Jane (Silsby) Faughnan and was raised by his mother and step-father, Mary Jane and Douglas Burdick since he was 5 years old. John was a 1972 graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School and later served in the United States Army from 1974-76. On Nov. 28, 1983, in Punta Gorda, Fla., he married Yvonne C. McCluskey, who survives.
John worked in construction as a carpenter for many years. He previously rebuilt computers.
In addition to his wife of 34 years, John is survived by a daughter, Jessica Marie Faughnan of Alfred Station and an honorary daughter, Shannon Burdick of Alfred Station; three sons, William Joseph Faughnan, Joshua Michael Faughnan and Justin Sean Faughnan, all of Hornell; his mother, Mary Jane Burdick of Alfred Station; five sisters, Margery (Warren) Day of Louisiana, Lydia (Andrew) Puleo of Wayland, Beth (Mark) Lay of Springville, Dawn Burdick of Alfred Station and Gretchen Burdick of Albany; two brothers, Alan (Theresa) Burdick of Lake Grove and Bill Burdick of Belgium; one grandson, Zak French; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, “Dutch” Faughnan and his step-father, Douglas Burdick.
John, in spite of his many health limitations, managed to impact those around him in many meaningful ways. He was a sounding board for his many friends, encouraging and strengthening them in their journey of life. John would do anything for someone in need and was always giving of himself. He developed numerous friendships through his participation in Massive Multiplayer Online games. John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved his family dearly.
Visitation will be held on Monday (Aug. 20) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Francisco of Riverside Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Bath National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Disabled Veterans of America, 36 Warden Street, Bath, NY 14810.