John A. Black, born January 21, 1944, in Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on April 6, 2022. A graduate of Scarsdale High School, Lafayette College, and Dickinson School of Law, he settled in Endwell with his family in 1972. He served his community as an attorney, a Rotarian (President and an awardee of the Paul Harris Fellow for service), an Elder of Northminster Presbyterian Church, a three-term Broome County Legislator, and a Town of Union Justice. He also served as a Board member of the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Broome County Library System, the Four County Library System, and held volunteer positions with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He shared his love of skiing with members of the Triple Cities Ski Club and with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Judy Frazier Black, son Douglas Black, daughter-in-law Amanda McClean, grandchildren Fiona and Garrett Black, sister Nancy Black, brother Lyman Black, brothers-in-law James Frazier (Brian McCarthy), Joel Frazier (Richard McCorkel), and Jon Frazier (Julie Frazier), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John J. and Dorothy S. Black, his parents-in-law Graydon L. and Lucille S. Frazier, and brother-in-law Gregory P. Frazier.
Calling hours and a memorial service will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 30. The family will receive friends during Calling Hours starting at 1:00 PM and the Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to Northminster Presbyterian Church at 711 Farm to Market Road, Endwell, NY 13670 or to the Endwell Rotary Club c/o Mark Kriebel at 400 Sunrise Drive, Endwell, NY 13760.