John  Every

John O. Every

1931 - 2024

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Obituary of John O. Every

John O. Every, 92, of Bloomville, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a short illness.

Born on May 20, 1931, in Bloomville, John was the son of the late Allen and Blanche (Ives) Every.

John was a Korean War Veteran, inducted into the NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame in 2019, he served in the US Marine Corp from 1948 until 1952, Sgt.  Every was assigned to the 3rd Battalion 7th Marines as a mortar gunner. John fought at the Chosin Reservoir, known as the group of the “Chosin Few”.

He was employed as a truck driver for several years by Dellwood Foods in Frasiers.

John served for 25 years as a Town of Kortright Councilman, was a 55-year member of the Bloomville Fire Department and served on the Emergency Squad.  He was a member of VFW Post #6292 in Stamford.

Mr. Every was a dedicated member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, serving as a Warden for many years.  John enjoyed hunting, taking many trips with his son and grandsons.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings: Margaret, Helen, Nellie and Allen, Jr. 

John is survived by his wife: Lorene (Johnsmeyer) Every of Bloomville; children: Patricia (Grant Pratt) Every of Binghamton, John A. (Wendy) Every of Wisconsin, and Theresa Every Alexander of North Carolina; step-children: Darlene (Steve) Scherer of Bloomville, Clayton (Pam) Finch of East Meredith and Frederick Finch of Davenport; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, River Street, Bloomville, NY with The Rev. Laura Miller, celebrant.  A reception and celebration of John’s life will immediately follow at Every Community Hall (at the church).  Graveside services will be held at 2PM on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Riverside Cemetery, Bloomville, NY

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of John can be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Gregory Hill Road, Bloomville, NY 13739.

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Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, February 17, 2024
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
464 River Street
Bloomville, New York, United States


2:00 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Riverside Cemetery
River St.
Bloomville, New York, United States