He was born October 31, 1939, the son of George Earl and Florence Alshefski Fives, Springfield, PA.
John enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, especially with his friends at Page Manor.
He loved hiking at Mt. Pisgah Park and at Watkins Glen.
In his earlier years he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and doing anything outdoors.
John also loved his job at Athens Township and made many close friends while working there as the recycling supervisor.
Surviving are sons, Michael (Dorene), Troy, John Jr., Big Pond, PA, Rex, Boulder, CO, and daughter Brenda, Wellsville, NY; his siblings, George Jr., Dolores Osgood, Lois Andrus, and Connie Phiffler, all from the Dayton, FL area, as well as several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He will be missed by many that loved him.
To honor John's request there will be no service or calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, Sayre.