John R. Lefferts

November 30, 1938 ‒ September 26, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

John R. Lefferts, 75, of Delaware, Ohio passed away Friday morning September 26, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born November 30, 1938 in Mount Kisco, New York.
He graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in 1960 and then served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1961 – 1963. He worked for the Marine Office of America in New York City retiring after 23 years and later worked for the USF&G Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland before finally retiring in 2002. John enjoyed spending time with his family.
Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life since the 8th grade and his wife of 53 years, Carol (Kinsey); twin daughters Stacy Hott and her husband Ed Harter of Delaware and Leigh (Ryan) Cameron of Delaware; two grandsons Mark (15) and Robby (13). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Peter Lefferts.
The family will receive friends on Monday September 29th from 4 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Celebration of Life services will follow at 7:00 pm.
Contributions in John’s memory may be made to Ohio Health Hospice; envelopes available at the funeral home.
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  • Words cannot express how hard it is to deal with the loss of a loved one, and coping through these tough times is recounting the wonderful memories from over the years. I can recall several conversations with Stacy and a few with Leigh about their father and mother and there was always a great love and humor whenever they spoke of them. I feel privileged to have met her father and sad that I didn’t get to know him more. The beautiful thing about memories is that they live on through their loved ones. Our deepest and most sincere wishes for your family to find comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.
    Vicki & Bruce Mercer

  • Carol – We are so sorry to hear about John’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I am traveling out of town and will be unable to make the service.
    Tim, Gina, Michael and Meghan Shera

  • A great dad!!! We will miss your sense of humor. Thank you for everything you have done for me! Words cannot express how much I appreciate it!!! You know what I am talking about!!! All my love, Stacy