John F. Saxon, 77
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MILFORD - John F. Saxon, of Milford, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was 77. Mr. Saxon was born on April 20, 1931, in Blairstown, N.J. Mr. Saxon was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Saxon retired in 1991 after 26 years with advertising with the Delaware State News in Dover, and from the County Post in Millsboro. Later he owned a weekly paper in Middletown, Md. He was active member of the Harrington Lions Club, a Treasurer of the Pin Traders Club and a member of the Delaware Sight Team. He was also an active member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Milford and an active member of the Milford Community for 43 years and fondly known by many. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph and Stephen Sicaloski and Edward Saxon; and two grandsons, Timothy Saxon and Brandon Hastings. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn; four sons and six daughters and their spouses, Stephanie Saxon of Atlanta, Ga., Jean and Michael Fanning of Mount Airy, Md., Lee Ann Saxon of Roanoke, Va., Robert and Maria Saxon of Chesterfield, Mo., Richard Saxon of Atlanta, Ga., Nina Cameron of Georgetown, Catherine (Katie) and Derwin Rochester of Magnolia, Scott and Theresa (Terri) Saxon of Houston, Warren and Dana Saxon of Milford, and Nancy Saxon of Atlanta, Ga.; and 15 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Jan. 13, in St. John's Catholic Church, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford, Friends called Monday evening at the Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Harrington Lions Club, care of James Quillen, 464 Bowman Road, Milford, DE 19963 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Condolences can be emailed at www.delmarvaobits.com/rogers.
Rogers Funeral Home
301 Lakeview Avenue Milford, DE 19963
Published in NewsZapDE from Jan. 10 to Jan. 15, 2009