John “Farmer” Duane Stafford, Cortland, Ohio

James Funeral Home

April 19, 2021

John Duane Stafford, Cortland, Ohio - obit
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CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – John “Farmer” Duane Stafford, age 75 of Cortland, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, April 19, 2021 of natural causes.

On March 13, 1946 in San Diego, California, Donald Fred and Betty Jean (Morris) Stafford were blessed with the birth of their son, John.

John held many positions while he was employed at Packard Electric and General Motors for over 43 years.

He enjoyed watching horse races and sports.

Memories of John will be carried on by his loving family: his son, Robert Stafford of McMurray, Pennsylvania; his daughters, Deborah and William Barna of Cortland, Ohio and Michelle Stafford of Cuyahoga County, Ohio; his sister, Mary Brewster of Braceville, Ohio; his brother, Mark Stafford of Alabama; his nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

John is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donald and one sister, Rae Stafford.

There will be calling hours on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls followed by a memorial service at 6:00 p.m.

Cremation has taken place.

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A television tribute will air Monday, April 26 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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