John Vestal

Date of Death: October 27, 2021
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John Eloy Vestal, 77, of Vestal, N.Y passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. He was a most loving husband, father, grandfather (aka PAPA) and friend, who was loved by many and will be missed by all. Born near Yadkinville, N.C. in 1944, John was a true embodiment of southern charm andContinue Reading

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Conrad Wilson left a message on January 21, 2022:
John was a great friend and I have many happy memories of our college years together. I miss his wicked wit and upbeat personality. His wonderful woodworking gifts are here to enjoy and to remember his generosity and thoughtfulness. He loved his family and was so proud of all of you.
Bill and Sharon Reynolds left a message on December 18, 2021:
John stays in our hearts since our days as his students at SUNY Geneseo when he quietly encouraged our budding relationship; he was wise in that we are still together after almost 50 years. He taught excellence in word in deed; he modeled perseverance and high expectations. Over the years he moved from our teacher to our dear and respected friend. He is loved and he is missed. Bill and Sharon
Nancy Smith Carter left a message on November 11, 2021:
"Johnny" Vestal sat behind me in my freshman math class at Yadkinville High School in 1961-62 (he was a senior). I was honored to be considered a friend of an admired upperclassman and we enjoyed our time in class together each day. We went our separate ways and lost touch with each other, but I have thought about him often through the years. Apparently he had a wonderful life and a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace go out to each of you as you remember and celebrate a life well lived.
Marilyn (Race) Packer left a message on November 2, 2021:
Dear Pat and family…… my sincere condolences to you all. Words cannot express appropriately the sadness that I feel for you. So glad you will be close to your children Pat. Cherish the memories! Marilyn Packer
Anne Dunford left a message on October 31, 2021:
John's warmth, wit, care and compassion were in daily evidence during my graduate days at Binghamton, and continued on after I had left the department, the Mill, and a life in the theater behind. I know words are small comfort in the face of such loss. I hope your memories and knowledge that John had such impact on the lives of so many provides some refuge during this time.
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Judi Bryant and Bob Snyder left a message on October 31, 2021:
Patricia, Erin, John and beloved granddaughters. Deepest condolences. John was a great guy...I really enjoyed knowing and working with him during my years at BU. I hope the love and many wonderful memories you hold dear in your hearts will help comfort and sustain you during this sad and difficult time. RIP John...you will be missed.
John and Donna Schwartz left a message on October 31, 2021:
Pat and family, John and I are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a true southern gentleman and his warmth was always felt by us. We will always have fond memories of John. Unfortunately, we are out of town and will not be there today but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love, John and Donna
Deborah Tulchin left a message on October 30, 2021:
It can't be said of many people that knowing them changed your life, but John, as my lighting professor, certainly changed mine. He was a most charismatic, inspirational and compassionate person. I was his Assistant Lighting Designer on "Galileo Galilei" at Tri-Cities Opera (1979), and John used to joke that when I got "famous" I would take the credit off my resume. I never did. My very deepest condolences to his family.
Judith Ames left a message on October 30, 2021:
Dear Pat, Remembering all our crazy times together. Keeping you in my heart and prayers. Love Judy
Allen Memorial left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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