John E. Major Jr.

May 5, 1964 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 56)


John E. Major Jr., 56 the husband of Michelle Toole Major, of Westwood Drive, Auburn, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at his home. A life long resident of Auburn, John was born May 5, 1964, the son of Donna Fedigan Major and the late John "Jack" Major, Sr. He was a graduate of Auburn High School, class of 1982 and after high school, was employed and retired as a Corrections Officer from Auburn Correctional Facility, following 27 years of faithful service. Upon retirement, John was employed as a Security Officer for the Auburn School District at Auburn High School. He was a life long, active member and officer of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, JFK Div. 1 and volunteered and served on the board for Majorpalooza, Inc. John enjoyed all things sports, including horse racing, Major League Baseball, and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds. During the summer, you could always find John hosting get togethers' and either cleaning or enjoying the pool at their home. He relished the time spent traveling with family and friends to Las Vegas, and more recently, to his second home in Florida. John was truly a kind gentleman and will be greatly missed for his quick wit and willingness to help anyone. 

In addition to his loving wife Michelle; and his mother Donna, John is survived by two sons, Liam Major and his wife Bryana of FL and Kiernan Major of NYC; sisters Sue Major Harton of FL and Lori Babiarz and her husband James of FL; two brothers David Major and his wife Shelly of Auburn and Chris Major and his wife Eve of Auburn; father in law Jim Toole of Auburn; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and many, many cousins. 

In addition to his father Jack, John is predeceased by his mother-in-law Anne Toole; and brother-in-law Jeff Harton. 

Calling hours will be conducted Monday, February 22, 2021 from 4 to 7pm in St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn. Masks and social distancing are required. Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South Street, Auburn. 

Contributions may be made in memory of John to Majorpalooza, P.O. Box 1161, Auburn, NY 13021


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February 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Church
17 Clark Street
Auburn, New York 13021

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