John C. Doane

Vernon-John C. Doane, age 72, of W. Seneca Street passed away early Monday morning February 19, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 23, 1945 in Rome, New York a son of the late John A. and Lillian (Adams) Doane and attended the Camden Schools.

On May 12, 1973 John and Brenda Gardinier were united in marriage in Canastota, New York and have shared this union for over forty-four years together.

Prior to his retirement John was employed with over forty years of service with Diemolding of Canastota. After retirement John worked in the security business with Securitas Security of Utica.

John was a member of the Beacon Light Baptist Church and volunteered at the Holy Family Food Pantry. He enjoyed watching movies, baseball, football, and fishing. He also enjoyed a trip to Watkins Glen International Car Racing with friends. He most enjoyed any time spent with his family especially his granddaughter.

Surviving are his wife Brenda, daughter Bonnie and beloved granddaughter Kaitlyn, two sisters, Faith Doane and Linda Collins, five brothers, David (Deb) Doane, Clifford (Margaret) Doane, Wayne Doane, Russell (Janice) Doane, Christopher (Portia) Doane, uncle Artimus (Rose) Doane, sister-in-law Ethel (George) Cordell and many nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents, brother Charles Adams, sister-in-law Jeanmarie Doane, sister-in-law Sue Doane, and brother-in-law, Carl Collins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Vernon Baptist Church, 11 Mill Street, Vernon, NY. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12:00 the church immediately following calling hours with Pastors Dave Johnson and Pastor Ricky Fuller officiating. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Holy Family Church Food Pantry.