MESMER - John R., Jr. Of Grand Island, husband of Marie Doerfel Mesmer, entered into rest on Monday April 22, 2013. He was born in Buffalo, NY on April 17, 1947; son of the late John and Joyce Valiquette Mesmer Sr. John served in the United States Navy from 1966-1970. He retired from Upstate/Bison Foods in West Seneca. John was a millwright and a handyman. He was also a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge; father of Christina (Matthew) Brown of Arizona and John (Michelle) Mesmer of Grand Island, NY; brother of Richard Mesmer of Grand Island, NY, Paul (Lisa) Mesmer of Oklahoma and the late Michael Mesmer; grandfather of Haylie Mesmer; also survived by several nieces, nephews and many friends. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 11 AM in St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1453 Staley Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072. Donations to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm St., Buffalo, NY 14263. Please visit www.rutland-corwin.com to send the family a condolence.
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Published in the Buffalo News on May 5, 2013