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John M. Janos

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Janos, John M.

John M. Janos, 57, of Binghamton, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 6, 2013, while on duty with the Binghamton Fire Department. He was predeceased by his father, John Janos. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sharon Buyck Janos, Binghamton; his children, Michael and Kelly Janos, Falls Church, VA, Lisa Janos, Rochester, Daniel Janos, Binghamton; his mother, Helen Kaschak, Binghamton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Kaschak, NM, Helen and Sandy Burnaby, Petersboro, Canada, Patricia and Patrick O'Day, Binghamton; a brother, David Janos, Deposit; brother-in-law, Allen and Jody Buyck, Binghamton; nieces and nephews, Jessica O'Day and Ben Wolf, Nicholas and Amy, Kris Harris, Danielle Janos, Megan Buyck, Jimmie Buyck. John graduated from Binghamton Central High School, Class of 1973, and Broome Community College. He was a Firefighter for the City of Binghamton Fire Department with 24 years of service. He was a Paramedic and a Hazmat Specialist and was past President of the Binghamton Firefighters Union Local 729. John enjoyed playing in many local bands and worked recently at Mansion Recording Studio. He also enjoyed fishing. John was a devoted, loving family man. We will miss you! We love you! John Janos, better known as Bear to some, had many hidden talents. His smile could light up the room in two seconds, and it did. Bear was involved in music from a young age, playing in bands with his childhood friends. Although he chose to be a firefighter, many don't know the contribution he made to local artists. Bear built the Mansion studio with close friends in order to help talented young artists in this area start their career. He watched out for everyone, from colleagues, to clients, to people he barely knew. John's remarkable way to help people in an aspects will reverberate throughout our lives forever. Bear, we love you, you will be missed. Funeral Services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Highland Ave., Binghamton, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Reverend Gerald J. Buckley and Reverend Corey S. VanKuren, Binghamton Fire Department Chaplains, will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main St., Binghamton, Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. The family requests that flowers please be OMITTED and memorial contributions in memory of John be made to the Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund, 4 Loretta Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905.

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Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Apr. 8 to Apr. 10, 2013
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J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home
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