John Morris Mus­tion, 77, of North Palm Beach, Fla.

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

John Morris Mus­tion, born Feb. 5, 1939, in El­lenville N.Y., passed away on Oct. 21, 2016, in North Palm Beach, Fla.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 56 years, Janet (McMa­hon) Mus­tion; his four chil­dren, Loren, Sh­eryl, John Jr., Glenn; and his nine grand­chil­dren. Old­est son of the late Wil­liam and Char­lotte (DeLong) Mus­tion; sib­lings Wil­liam, Pamela, Richard and Su­san.

An out­stand­ing ath­lete, John played three varsity sports at Ker­honk­son High School (Class of ’57). He was awarded an ath­letic schol­ar­ship to Syra­cuse Univer­sity, play­ing both bas­ket­ball and base­ball for the Orange­men, and earned a de­gree in eco­nom­ics. John signed a base­ball con­tract with the Phillies and also played for the Dodgers and Mets mi­nor league or­ga­ni­za­tions and was twice awarded the Topps Mi­nor League Player of the Month. He was a Char­tered Life Un­der­writer and had a ca­reer in the fi­nan­cial ser­vices in­dus­try with CIGNA and Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial. As res­i­dents for 48 years in the Ram­sey Golf & Coun­try Club in Ram­sey, N.J., John, as an avid golfer, served on the board of direc­tors in sev­eral ca­pac­i­ties in­clud­ing pres­i­dent.

Above all, John was a hus­band, father and com­mu­nity mem­ber, loved by his wife and cher­ished by his chil­dren, ex­tended fam­ily, neigh­bors and friends. He was a car­ing, con­sid­er­ate and a gentle man. Greet­ing all with a big smile, he knew ev­ery­one’s name and was al­ways avail­able to talk or lend a help­ing hand. He was fondly known as “Chief.” John was larger than life.

A fu­neral Mass will be held at St. Paul Ro­man Catholic Church, 200 Wy­ck­off Ave., Ram­sey, N.J., on Satur­day, Nov. 26, 2016, at 11 a.m.

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