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John Wesley Blecher, 84, of Buffalo, did Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, in Buffalo.

He was born April 6, 1939, in Urbana to Clarence and Ethel Piper Blecher.

John proudly served our country in The United States Navy for two years, until he was honorably discharged.

John was united in marriage to Shirley Sue Kinder, and to this union three children were born. John worked at General Motors as an assembly worker for thirty years until he retired. In his spare time he bought and sold property. He was also the owner and operator of The Fraternal Order Of The Bears 99 Lodge, where he enjoyed watching the Chiefs games, and playing cards, especially “Pitch.’’ He was a friend to many, and loved by all who knew him, especially his family.

John is preceded in death by his parents; one son, John Wesley Blecher Jr.; one brother, Lewis Blecher; three sisters, Mabel Isreal, Crystal Glor, and Doris Glor.

He is survived by one son, William Jeffrey Blecher (Kathy) of Elkland; one daughter, Deborah Blecher of Kansas City; six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several other close friends and family. John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, at The Fraternal Order Of The Bears 99, in Buffalo.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. Sign guest book at