John D. Sloan Sr. 75, of Keene and formerly of Island Pond, VT. died on Wednesday, February 10, 2015. He passed peacefully with his wife near after a brief period of declining health.
John was born the son of the late Edith (Savoy) and Hubert Sloan on August 12, 1940 in Newport, VT. He was educated in Island Pond and graduated from Brighton High School class of 1958.
On April 8, 1961 he exchanged vows with Ernestine K. Allyn at St. James Church in Island Pond, VT. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for almost fifty five years.
John worked as a Conductor and Brakeman for the St. Lawrence Railway for thirty five years. He retired in 1999 to enjoy life with his wife and family.
John was a man of faith and attended St. Bernards Parish and St. Margaret Marys Church in Keene. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Time was spent building doll houses and studying history. He enjoyed reading, especially history and Presidential Biographies. As time went on John and Ernestine would go south to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to escape the cold New England winter months. John was also a giving man who was loved by many. He served as a 4th. Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Island Pond, VT. He was always happy to be with his family, especially the grandchildren and later the great grandchildren.
Mr. Sloan is survived by his wife Ernestine K. Sloan of Keene. His children; Cheryl M. Fletcher and her husband Robert Shane of Soddy-Daisy, TN. Shelley A. Sloan of Delray, FL. Laurie L. Sloan of East Charlestown, VT. and John D. Sloan Jr. of North Brantford, CT. His siblings; Judith Sloan of Lyndonville, VT. Marcia Quinn and her husband Ken of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Jeffrey Sloan and his wife Greta of Richmond, VT. John also leaves ten grandchildren; Nicholas, Brean, Shauna, Sasha, Sammantha, Matthew, John III, Tristin, Chelsea and Ashley. His six great grandchildren; Braden, Kaela, Grayson, Gabriella, Amelia and Lincoln, in addition to Cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. John is pre-deceased by his son, Shawn Sloan who passed in 1964 and a grandson, Andrew Shattuck in 2012.
In keeping with Johns wishes there are local services. Donations can be made in memory of John D. Sloan Sr. to: Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society, C/O St. Bernards, Mary Queen of Peace, 173 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.