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John W. Horton

AMENIA – John W. Horton, 56, a lifelong area resident, died on Feb. 11, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

John was a self-employed granite and marble fabricator specializing in custom countertops and tile. He was also a professional mason and built several homes throughout his career.

Born Oct. 27, 1962, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Benjamin D. and Dorothy J. (Brizzie) Horton Sr. John attended Webutuck High School. 

On July 9, 1983, in the Millerton Presbyterian Church he married Vicki Dean. 

John was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed rebuilding antique cars, boating and riding ATVs in his spare time. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

In addition to his wife, Vicki, John is survived by two sisters, Linda Gagnon and Lisa Buskirk and her husband, Mark Gottenberg, all of Saugerties, N.Y.; a sister-in-law and brother-in- law, Frances Horton of Dover Plains and John Dean of Millerton; and  several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by two brothers, Francis Horton of Amenia and Benjamin D. Horton Jr. of Dover Plains and a brother-in-law, William Gagnon of Saugerties, N.Y. 

There are no calling hours. Graveside services and burial will be held in the spring at Amenia Island Cemetery, Route 343, Amenia. Day and time will appear on the funeral home website in the near future.  Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. 

Arrangements are under the care of the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Ave., Millerton, NY 12546. To send an online condolence, visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com