John F. Stanton

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Stanton John F. Stanton, passed away quietly at the Cypress Cove Lodge in Ft. Myers on July 6, 2014. He moved to Ft. Myers Beach in 1977 after retiring from business in Columbus, Ohio. John graduated from Ohio State University and was a proud member of the OSU Marching Band. His college years were interrupted by four years in WWII where he served in the European campaign, after which he returned and finished his studies earning a Masters degree in music theory. He was a public high school band director through out Ohio. In 1960 he opened Stanton's Sheet Music in Columbus OH, which became nationally known as a premier source of supply for all types of printed music. He was so proud that the store just celebrated it's 54th year in business. John was well known and respected for his conducting of several Choral Groups in Ft. Myers Beach. The Chordmasters, the Indian Creek Choir and the Sweet Souix were a great source of pride and he enjoyed working with them for 32 years. John had a passion for travel and circled the world many times, always ready for his next adventure. He was also well know for his love of ballroom dancing. John was preceded in death by his wife Mary M. Stanton and is survived by his daughter, Donna S. Underhill (David) of Ft. Myers; and son, David G. Stanton of Arizona. Also by beloved family members, David Underhill Jr. (Emily), Jennifer and Alexander. A funeral service will be held at St Columbkille Catholic Church on July 25 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be given to Hope Hospice 9470Health Park Cir., 33908.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 20, 2014
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