John Lorne Sangster, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 10 under the gentle care of the staff at Francis House. “Jack” was the son of Roderick and Ruth Sangster, growing up in the Valley and attending Central High School.
Jack proudly served during the Korean War with the U.S. Marine 1st Division in the DMZ. Following his service, he joined the NYS Police and served until his retirement in 1979.
He enjoyed following Syracuse University sports and the Yankees, fishing off the jetty in Harwichport with a fine cigar, walking his dogs in the fields, and shagging golf balls in King’s Park.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; Children Christopher (Karen) of Phoenix NY, MaryBeth Otterbein (Greg) of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Charles (Marie) of Manlius, Tom (Sara) of Liverpool, Amy of Jupiter FL, and John of East Syracuse, as well as many grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Susan McSally of East Syracuse, Ruth Nugent of New Hampshire, Ann Currie of Florida, and Ellen (Fred) Funck of Marcellus.
The Family thanks the staff of 9f Neuro ICU at Upstate and Dr. Hazama, as well as caregivers and staff of Francis House for their care of Jack and Kindness to us.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Francis House 108 Michaels Ave Syracuse 13208, Friends of Carpenters Brook PO Box 269 Elbridge NY, or St. Lucy’s Food Pantry 425 Gifford St. Syracuse.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Remembrance will be held at 10 am on Monday, May 16 at St. Lucy’s Church.