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Memorial services planned for John Smirk

Memorial services are planned for John Smirk, the man who drove his vehicle into Otsego Lake last Thursday.

Posted: Apr 15, 2019 7:12 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Memorial services are being planned for John Smirk, the man who drove his vehicle into Otsego Lake last Thursday.

75-year-old John Smirk, Jr. was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a manager to a number of New York City skyscrapers, and owner of the Cooperstown Bed & Breakfast with his late wife Linda.

Calling hours will be held this Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm, at Tillapaugh Funeral Home, in Cooperstown. It's being followed by a memorial service.

There will be a celebration of life this Thursday, from 5 to 8 pm, at Buckley's Restaurant in Brooklyn.

John's family says you can bring plants and Spring flowers so they can be planted to re-sprout each Spring in John's memory. Monetary donations can be made to the Double H Ranch, Lake Luzerne, or www.donorschoose.org.

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