John Hessmiller. Jr. Obituary
 
In Memory of

John J. Hessmiller. Jr.

August 25, 1954 - May 29, 2013
Obituary

John J. "Jack" Hessmiller, Jr., 58, died on May 29, 2013 at home in Syracuse. Born in Syracuse, he was the son of the late John J. and Marietta (Cuozzo) Hessmiller. He was a 1972 graduate of St. John the Baptist High School, Syracuse. John earned an Associates Degree in Radio-Television from Onondaga Community College and Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. He was a sportscaster on WAER-FM Radio during 1976 and 1977. He became a street reporter for WOLF-AM radio during 1981 and 1982 while also serving as editor for the Syracuse Chiefs Baseball News from 1979 to 1983. Before his illness, he was an...
John J. "Jack" Hessmiller, Jr., 58, died on May 29, 2013 at home in Syracuse. Born in Syracuse, he was the son of the late John J. and Marietta (Cuozzo) Hessmiller. He was a 1972 graduate of St. John the Baptist High School, Syracuse. John earned an Associates Degree in Radio-Television from Onondaga Community College and Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. He was a sportscaster on WAER-FM Radio during 1976 and 1977. He became a street reporter for WOLF-AM radio during 1981 and 1982 while also serving as editor for the Syracuse Chiefs Baseball News from 1979 to 1983. Before his illness, he was an office services clerk and messenger for the law firm Bond, Schoeneck and King in Syracuse. He is survived by aunts, godchildren and many cousins being especially close to his cousins William Hessmiller Jr. of Dunmore, PA and Lori Jean Karluk of Throop, PA during his lifetime. He was a loving son, nephew and godfather as well as a very good friend to many. He possessed a keen awareness of everything in the sports world. John had the ability to speak at great length about teams, players and statistics especially his Syracuse Chiefs and the Syracuse Orange. He held strong political views and a willingness to debate anyone at any time on candidates or political issues. Family and friends will sorely miss these traits along with his ever-engaging sense of humor.

The family would like to thank John's longtime friends Marty Nave, James Pirro, Michael Casey, David and Dawn Smolnycki and Ralph Piscitelli for their help and kindness during John's illness.

There was no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Burial of the ashes took place at Assumption Cemetery in Syracuse. Arrangements are with the Farone and Son Funeral Home, Syracuse.

Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sat. August 3 at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse.

Condolences may be offered at www.faroneandson.com.

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"I was very sorry to read of John's passing. My sympathy to his family and friends." Angela Riccardi Maroun (Syracuse, NY)

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