John G. Heser
October 2, 1951 - October 3, 2023
"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."
Obituary of John G. Heser
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John G. Heser, who entered eternal rest on 10/03/23, with his daughters at his side after a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer.
John was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to (the late) Edmund and Lillian (Fox) Heser. He was dedicated and loving husband to Stephanie (Webb) Heser of Lockport, NY, for 25 years before her passing in 2021. John was a devoted father to his two (step) daughters, Mary M. (Scott McQueen) Just and Jacqueline N. (Bill) Hackmer. Fifteen years ago, John became beloved grandfather to Gabriel J McQueen and Quinn P. Hackmer, who both hold a very special place in John's heart.
John is survived by his siblings, Edmund (Lowie) Heser II, Darlene (Dennis) Dryer, and Michael J. (Kim) Heser, and their children, Ed III, Heather (Jason), Kristi (Joe), January (Josh), Anna (Patrick), Katherine (Caleb), and Julia (Ben), who will miss him dearly. John has several great nieces and nephews and was a dear friend to many.
Before his passing, John reflected on what he felt was "a really good" life. Johh was a hard worker and made time to play just as hard. John enjoyed fishing and boating, meeting his wife Stephanie on a fishing trip in Ocoltt, NY. John loved being outdoors. Throughout life, he played golf, enjoyed skiing, riding in the car, and rock and roll (to name a few). John loved motorcycles and was a member of the Lost Nation Motorcycle Club in his younger years. John's favorite pastime, however, was always family time. Most recently, John enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports, attending as many football and soccer games as possible. He also cherished his time with his beloved dog "Finn."
After graduating from Collinwood High School, John worked as a machine designer/engineer for many years before moving from Ohio to New York and purchasing/opening "Georgio's Folsom's Floral" of Newfane with his wife. John was a proud member of the Newfane Lions Club. His legacy lives on through many memories, and he will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held at the family's convenience with internment at Cold Springs Cemetery in Lockport, NY.