John Edward Towne, age 76, of Sidney formerly of Maine, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 8:03 AM at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born the son of Norman and Elsie (Treadwell) Towne on August 26, 1946, in Bridgton, Maine.
John is survived by his wife, Loretta (Dubreuil) Towne, children Carrie (Ron) Loring of Naples, Maine, Cindy Towne Jones (Tom Pool) of Naples, Maine, stepson Frank (Melissa) Nataluk of Houlton, Maine, stepdaughter Samantha (Samuel) Love of Sidney, Ohio, stepson Mark (Ginney) Nataluk of Hiram, Maine, and Nicholas Nataluk of Lovell, Maine, siblings, Norma Clayton, of Hockessin, Delaware, Ken Towne of South Bridgton, Maine, and Jerry (Carol) Towne of South Bridgton, Main, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
John is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law John Clayton, and sister-in-law Kathy Towne.
John was a dedicated Air Force Veteran from 1965 to 1969. He was an Aircraft mechanic on the F-111 stationed at Nellis AFB, NV. Member of Windham Assembly of God, Windham, Maine from 1998 – 2020 where he was an Usher. John and Loretta moved to Sidney, OH in November 2020 and attend Russell Road Church. John graduated from Bridgton High School in Bridgton, Maine. He was a talented woodworker and worked at JR Mains in Bridgton, Maine and Forest Industries in Fryeburg, Maine. He also performed janitorial operational services for Windham Assembly of God/Windham Christian Academy for 5 years. John loved his Savior, Jesus, his wife, his family, church family, and living in Maine. He enjoyed his John Deere mower and working in his yard. He enjoyed bird watching, playing cards with friends and was always ready for a piece of homemade pie. He loved his kitties Lewie and Gus very much.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Russell Road Church, 340 Russell Road, Sidney, Ohio with Pastor Fred Gillenwater, officiating. Services in Maine are pending. Arrangements are in care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 South Main St. Sidney, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the Towne Family at www.cromefh.com .
We would like to extend a special thank you to Wilson Hospice for the wonderful care and comfort John received at home, and also for being there for the family. You all have the Hospice heart and are truly God’s helpers.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the following agencies:
SART Cat Adoption and Rescue, St Marys, OH (Online Donation)
Salvation Army, Houlton, ME , 12 Court St, Houlton, ME 04730 (Mail-In Donation)
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