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John C. Cheney

September 10, 2020

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Cheney, John C. 

Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest September 10, 2020, at age 75.

Beloved brother, stepfather, and grandfather. Lifelong outdoorsman and Adirondack 46er. SNCC volunteer registering Black voters, North Carolina, 1963; Peace Corps volunteer, Ecuador, 1968; Flight Engineer, US Army, Vietnam, 1970-71, awarded Cross of Gallantry with palm. Bachelor’s degrees in History and Anthropology; Master’s Degrees in Biology and Botany; MBA; Doctorate of Biochemistry. Retired USPS postal clerk.

Pre-deceased by parents Lee and Jane Cheney and step-mother Margaret Evans Cheney. Survived by siblings Susan (David Arbeit) Cheney, Melissa (Art) Vercillo, and Michael (Linda) Cheney; former partners Marjorie Norris and Gail Bier; step-children Marie (late Joseph Baxter) Norris-Baxter and Mark (Michelle) Norris; grandchildren Mark and Evelyn Baxter, Jane and Ivy Norris; many nieces and nephews; and devoted caregivers. 

Funeral services will be held privately. 

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