John F. "John John" Lawyer, Jr.

John F. Lawyer Jr (John John) of Keeseville and Troy, passed away on December 23, 2021 at the age 65.

John was born on March 1, 1956 to John and Ruth (Warner) Lawyer.  John considered himself blessed after being in a terrible accident as a young teenager and went on to graduate from AuSable Valley Central School in 1974.  He married Debby on October 18, 1975 and had four children. 

John’s true enjoyments were his family, sports and the Miami Dolphins.  After being the biggest and proudest fan in the bleachers for his children (many may remember him walking up and down the sidelines at football games), he transitioned to being the biggest and proudest fan for his grandchildren.  He enjoyed attending as many games (and even practices) as he could to cheer them on.  If any of the grandchildren wanted to know their stats for the game, just ask Papa – he always seemed to add a few extra points or rebounds to the actual game statistics. 

John is survived by his three children, Michael and his wife Jill, Cory and his wife Shellie, and Nicole; four grandchildren, Troy, Vanessa, Deon and Ali; six siblings, Debbie, Cheryl, Kim, Carolyn, Mark and Michael; special family, including Aunt Carolyn and Tinky; and his ex-wife, Debby.

John was preceded in death by his son, John III and both of his parents.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 8th at The Lab located at 217 Central Avenue, Albany from 3p-8p.  The family will hold a private burial this spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to your local Youth Booster Club or Youth Sports Team.

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