John C. Knowlton, 60, of Homer passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Friday, March 25, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. He retired from Cornell University in 2017 and he enjoyed his time at the T&R Center in Harford. He had a great passion for the outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing for anything in season. John would always have a youngster with him teaching them how to hunt safely and he especially enjoyed teaching his pride and joy, Wyatt, everything he knew. He loved working with all sorts of animals and was happy working his land or being in the barn, and he was always content while on a tractor.
He is survived by his wife Pamela and son Wyatt of Homer, step-daughter, Hannah Wilson of Watertown, sisters, Laurie Hathaway of Cortland, Nancy Knowlton of Cortland and Jacklyn Havington and husband, Howard, of Dryden. He also has numerous nieces and nephews who he adored and spent an unlimited amount of time with each of them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Sylvia Knowlton.
John was extremely involved and important in all of his nephew's lives, he was the ultimate uncle. He touched many lives throughout the years and will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
Calling hours will be held on April 1st from 5-7pm at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. A funeral service will be held on April 2nd at 1 pm in Perkins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in John’s memory.
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