John Blackport

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September 13th

John Blackport, 77, of Syracuse passed away on September 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born on August 5, 1937 in Goshen, IN to Jacob & Cleo (Moist) Blackport.  On March 9, 1957 he married Dorothy Mast who preceded him in 1999.  On June 8, 2000 he married Doris England who preceded him in 2010.  He lived in the Syracuse area since 1953 coming from Goshen.  He retired as a lab technician for Syracuse Rubber after 41 years.  He was a member of the Richville United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his 2 daughters – Becky (Ken) Schmitt of Goshen and Marsha (Gary) Weaver of North Webster.  1 stepdaughter – Deborah (Harvey) Miller of Syracuse.  2 stepsons – Dennis Ringler of Syracuse and Douglas (Cheryl) Ringler of Syracuse.  4 grandchildren, 13 stepgrandchildren.  6 greatgrandchildren, 16 step greatgrandchildren.  1 step greatgreatgrandchild.  1 sister – Marlene Andrews of Syracuse.  he was preceded by 1 son.  Visitation will be Monday, September 15, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  Services will be Tuesday,  September 16, 2014 at 10 am at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at the Elkhart Prairie Cemetery in Goshen.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.  Online condolences to:

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