Johnny Searl

Obituary of Johnny J. Searl

Johnny Jay Searl, 82, formerly of Munnsville, died Tuesday morning, May 11, 2021, in The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Utica, where he had been a resident since January 29, 2020. Johnny was born on November 30, 1938, in Great Bend, PA, the son of Elwood and Lavina Payne Searl. On October 17,1964, he married Catherine A. Capron in Lyons Falls, NY. He and his wife moved to Munnsville in 1983. Mrs. Searl died on June 25, 2009. From 1980 to 1992, Johnny was employed as a bus driver with the Stockbridge Valley Central Schools. He had previously been employed with Morrisville Motors as an auto body technician. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Munnsville and had served with the American Legion Post #54 Color Guard. He had been a avid bowler in his earlier years and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting and was very well know in the Munnsville area for his boiling of sap and making homemade Maple Syrup. He was also very knowledgeable when it came to repairing automobiles. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Karen Searl, of Oneida; grandchildren, Loren Searl, Dennis (Shauna) Searl, Kyle Wilcox, Karissa (Misty) Robinson, Marissa (Tim) Levasseur, David Robinson and Kaylie (Nick) Desjardins; one great-granddaughter Aribella and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Annette Searl on October 29, 2007 and two brothers, Richard and James Searl and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret (Ted) Payne. Graveside Services will be held Monday, May 17, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the Stockbridge Cemetery with Pastor Gina Jennings officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial Contributions may be to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057-0007. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida. You may view the obituary and send a message of sympathy at
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Graveside Service

11:00 am
Monday, May 17, 2021
Stockbridge Cemetery
Middle Road
Munnsville, New York, United States