John E. Bakoon

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John E. Bakoon

August 20, 1943 - September 08, 2018

BAINBRIDGE - John E. Bakoon, 75, of Bainbridge, passed away on Sept. 8, 2018, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1943, in Norwich, a son of late Anthony and Barbara (Irving) Bakoon.
He is survived by his friend of 18 years, Dee Dee Cable of Bainbridge; siblings, Bonnie Davis, Barbara Ingraham, William Hunter and Daphne Burdick; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son, John Joseph Bakoon; stepfather, Leroy (Red) Hunter; and grandmother, Mina Harvey.
John graduated from Oxford Academy and Central School, Hudson Valley Community College, Siena College with a bachelor's degree and SUNY Albany with his master's degree.
He taught at Bainbridge-Guilford High School for 34 years and served as golf coach for many years.
He served in the United States Army and was a member of American Legion Post 183.
He loved to play golf and bowl. He and Dee Dee enjoyed traveling. He was known for his ability to cook, especially cabbage soup.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, from the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.
Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Published on September 10, 2018
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3 posts

McDowell & Walker Crew
Sep 14, 2018
When John walked into our store, as he often did to get his bird seed, he always had a contagious smile. We enjoyed his company not only as a customer but as a friend. Thank you John, may you rest in peace.
Cynthia Murphy
Sep 12, 2018
Condolences to John's friends and family. Rest in peace, John.

Bob and Cyndy Murphy
Sep 11, 2018
He was a great teacher, could make a business math class exciting and educational. My condolences.