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