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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

After a brief illness, John W. Hall, 73, passed away March 30, 2015, in the same way he lived his life: surrounded by his family and friends.

John served in the National Guard and was a serviceman at Harrison Radiator retiring in 1999 after 35 years.  He was a member of the Lockport Clowns where he was “Hobo” The Clown for over 40 years, also a member of the Lockport Planning Board, and the Canal Task Force. John enjoyed wind surfing, antique cars, trains, traveling and also racing Hobie Cats.

More important than all of his accomplishments were the people in John’s life. Known by so many as a kind and gentle man, John easily collected friends along the way, and these friends became members of his extended family.  John was generous with his time and willing to help anyone – whether with a home repair, boat problem, or a sailing lesson. It is John’s loyal commitment to people – including strangers that will be missed. John is known, respected, and cared for by so many especially those in Lockport; Sherkston Shores, Canada; and Tarpon Springs, FL because he cared for and respected them first.

Devoted and loving husband for over 48 years to his wife Jane (nee Hayes) Hall of Lockport; John was also the loving father and sailing partner to both Julie Hall of Milwaukee, WI; and Joel (Jennifer) Hall of Hilton, NY and the one and only “Junior” to granddaughters Jacie and Jordyn Hall. He is also survived by a brother Charles Hall of Largo, FL, a sister-in-law, Joan Hall; and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by a brother, William Hall, and his parents Prentice (Ted) and Marion (nee Webb) Hall.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 2nd from 1-4 and 6-9 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A celebration of John’s life will be held there on Friday, April 3rd at 10 AM. Internment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Memorials to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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