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John C. Sorenson, 87, of 80 E. North St., in Ilion, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014, at Valley Health Services in Herkimer. John was born on January 11, 1927, in E. Frankfort; he was the son of the late Martin J. and Adeline (Elthorp) Sorenson. He was a graduate of Ilion schools and worked as a production control supervisor at UNIVAC for 28 years, and he also worked his family farm. John was a WW II veteran, serving in the US Coast Guard. On September 25, 1948, John married the former Dorothy M. Dye in Edmeston. Dorothy passed away January 16, 2002. John is survived by two sons, Jeffery and his wife, Sylvia, of Mohawk, and Scott, of Alabama; two daughters, Elaine Parsons, of Mohawk, and Krista and her husband, Dan Beacraft, of Little Falls; one brother, Jim and his wife, Kathy, of Ilion; a sister-in-law, Audrey Sorenson, of Ilion; and a close friend, Ken Morris, of Cedarville. John also leaves his 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert, and granddaughter, Tiffany. A memorial service for John will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion, with Pastor Hans Drews officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Interment will be in the Cedarville Cemetery. Friends are asked to consider memorials to The American
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Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc
100 Otsego St Ilion, NY 13357
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2014