John French Wakeley, entered into rest Jan. 28, 2013. He was a resident of Grand Island.
He was the beloved husband of 57 years of the late June (Franson) Wakeley; the loving father of Gail (Steven) Dixon, Barbara (Henry) Starzynski, Frank (Judith) and Donna Wakeley; and the cherished grandfather of Michael and Jennifer Dixon, Henry Starzynski, and Jillian, Jonathan and Jaclyn Wakeley. He was the son of the late Frank and Florence Wakeley, and the brother of the late Nancy (late Donald) Ghent. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Road. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grand Island Fire Co.
Mr. Wakeley retired after 41 years from Bell Aerospace. He was a member Pfc. Charles DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post No. 9249. He loved golfing, fishing and vacationing in the Adirondacks. John and his late wife June would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5.