WATER TOWN, NY – John Peter Astafan, 69, of Duffy Road, died on Wednesday February 10, 2021 at Samaritan Medical Center.
Arrangements have been made with Cleveland Funeral Home Inc., Watertown.
John was born on June 11, 1951 in Carthage, NY, the son of the late Abraham and the late Marie Kamide Astafan. He graduated in 1969 from Carthage Central.
After high school, he attended Paul Smith’s College before joining the Watertown City Police Department from 1973 to 1987.
He has also worked for the Cape Vincent Correctional Facility, the Carthage Area Hospital and most recently the Carthage Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. John was also in the United States Navy Reserve from 1984 to 1990, when he was honorably released.
On May 26, 1984, John married Pamela J. LaMourey in Watertown.
John was an avid hunter and loved the camp life.
He was an accomplished builder and enjoyed doing house projects.
He is survived by his wife and children, Stacey (Wesley) Oppenheimer, OH; Alexandra Astafan, Watertown, and Kaitlyn (Scott McLaughlin) Astafan, Liverpool; her grandchildren, Tabitha (Brent), Hannah, Emma, Kinleigh; two sisters, JoAnn (Sonny) Ashlaw, Carthage and Gina (Ernie Waite) Astafan, Watertown; a brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Stacy LaMourey, CO; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family would especially like to thank the doctors and medical staff at Samaritan Medical Center.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Online condolences can be made at ClevelandFHinc.com.