Mr. John Glen Wheelock, 48, of 111 Racquette Point Rd., Akwesasne, unexpectedly passed away Thursday evening, June 3, 2010, at the Highland Nursing Home, Massena, where he had been transferred to from Fletcher-Allen Medical Center in Burlington.
John was born December 23, 1961 in Niagara Falls, the son of Glen Hugh Wheelock and Esther C. Loran. He attended East Syracuse-Mineo and Henicker Schools in Syracuse. He also attended Onondaga Community College and St. Lawrence College in Cornwall.
John married Hope King on May 16, 1987 in Niagara Falls.
John worked at IAK HIH SOH THA, Snye Home for the Elderly. He also worked for various other companies including, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Jreck’s Subs, Indian Time Newspaper and the Traveling College on Cornwall Island.
He also volunteered at the Highland Nursing Home. He was a member of the Hogansburg Methodist Church. He also was a devoted volunteer, fundraiser and supporter of various charitable organizations, including, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, LiveStrong, March of Dimes and UNICEF, to name a few. He had a great love for music, traveling and collectibles.
He is survived by his wife, Hope; his father, Glen Hugh Wheelock, Sr. of Oneida; a sister, Becky Wheelock, Syracuse; two brothers, Kyle J. and Glen H. Wheelock, Jr., of Syracuse; a half-sister, Sharon L. Cook of Onondaga Nation; a half-brother, Allen D. Cook and Donna King of Kahnawake; many nieces and nephews including Crystal, Jennifer, Douglas, Windell, Kevin Jr., Stevie Ray, Jaeden, Gabriella, Glen H. III, and Joseph Jr.; and many cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Esther on April 27, 2009.
Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, Sunday and Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Hogansburg Methodist Church with Rev. James E. Barnes, II, officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Meadow Cemetery, Hogansburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in John’s memory.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.