Share this article

print logo

JOHN C. MESCH, FARMER, RURAL MAIL CARRIER <br> FEB. 2, 1925 -- OCT. 17, 2004

John C. Mesch of Collins, 79, a longtime farmer and postal worker, died Sunday in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville.

Born in Collins, Mr. Mesch served in the Army during World War II.

He was a dairy farmer and a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Collins for 33 years before retiring.

He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Collins Center and its Holy Name Society and a former member of the Collins Center Grange, Collins Center Cemetery Association and Tri-County Square Dance Club of Sardinia.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Elinor J. Kidd; two sons, Keith of Cincinnati and Daryl of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Teri Seufert of North Boston and Connie Ploetz of Collins; two sisters, Pearl Semon of Brocton and Harriet Sheldon of Gowanda; a brother, Orrin of Angola; and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 13940 Sisson Highway, Collins Center. Burial will be in Collins Center Cemetery.


There are no comments - be the first to comment