AUBURN | John A. Fiermonte Sr., 84, of Frances Street, Auburn, passed away unexpectedly at his family home Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.
A lifelong resident of Auburn, John was born on Feb. 25, 1931 to the late Guiseppe and Margherita Lotito Fiermonte. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He had previously owned and operated Fiermonte’s Service Station on Owasco Street, and retired from the Cayuga County Jail where he had been employed as a custody officer. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association of Cayuga County Chapter 296. John enjoyed dining out and his trips to the race track and casino, but mostly enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Elaine (Mark) Tucker, of Skaneateles; two sons, John (Sue) Fiermonte Jr., of Auburn, and Alan Fiermonte, of Pennsylvania; his eight grandchildren, Brian and Steve Tucker, Julie (Thomas) Raway, Janna, John III, Nicholas, Aidan, and Jesse Fiermonte; two sisters, Rose Fiermonte and Ann Marie Welsh; nephews, Anthony (Cory) Tabone and John (Peg) Tabone.
John was most recently predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Helen Hannig Fiermonte, on Aug. 2, 2015, and a sister, Catherine “Dolly” Tabone.
Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St., Auburn. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming. Friends are invited to call on the family from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday prior to services.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Fiermonte may be made to Matthew House or the local Chapter of the Korean War Veterans.