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John Rideout

John Rideout

Wednesday, July 23rd, 1941 - Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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John W. Rideout, 77, of South Otselic, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Born on July 23, 1941, in Jamaica, Queens, NY, John was the son of William and Katherine (Heitmann) Rideout. After graduating from Greene Central High School, where he participated in football and track, John worked in New York City. Then, in 1963, John served in Vietnam as a member of the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1967, and returned to work in NYC. He returned to the Chenango County area in 1987.

John was an enthusiast of baseball beginning with his following the Brooklyn Dodgers, then the New York Yankees. He also had a lifelong love of classical music.

John is survived by his siblings Mary Anne Soltis, of Johnson City, Peter Rideout, of Portland, OR, Kathleen (Ralph) Castle, of Coventry, David (Pamela) Rideout, of Norwich, Steven (Norma) Rideout, of Odenville, AL, and Paula (Reginald) Stilwell, of Parker, CO. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

A service for John will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at that time at Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, in Greene, NY. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in John’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Wilson Funeral Home
    68 South Broad Street
    NORWICH, NY 13815
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    David J. Spiegel
  • Interment

    Sylvan Lawn Cemetery
    GREENE, NY 13778
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Gary Winston

Posted at 12:10pm
I knew John in high school. He was on the quite side and had many friends. I ran track with John and he was a very good runner. After high school I lost contact with John but never forgot my friend. Gary Winston

Shirley McMullin

Posted at 04:09pm
Thoughts and prayers to the Rideout family for the loss of your precious brother. May you all feel God's comfort at this time, and in the Spring when all family is gathered for his service. Love, Shirley

Gary Elliott

Posted at 11:36am
Dave and Pam, sorry to here of Johns passing. Prayers for you and all of your family. Gary and Peggy Elliott

A. C.

Posted at 08:25am
My condolences to the Rideout family and friends. You can be assured that our Heavenly Father takes note of the pain of losing a loved one in death. Isaiah 25:8 assures us that soon death will be a thing of the past. It states, "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." Even more at John 5:28,29 he has promised a resurrection. Cherish your most precious memories as you reflect on the day when you can be reunited with "John" once again.

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607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815