June 20th, 2019


John K. Sales

August 12, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date

Obituaries » John K. Sales

John Keith Sales, 84, of Danville, VT, passed away on Aug. 12, 2018. Born in Syracuse, NY, in 1934, he graduated from Syracuse University. He then served in the U.S. Air Force, going through flight training and teaching desert survival, and was honorably discharged as a captain, and then graduated with a PhD in structural geology from the University of Nevada Mackie School of Mines. For most of his career, he worked for Mobil Oil in the United States with stints overseas in Norway and England. He was also a professor for 10 years at the State University College of Oneonta in Oneonta, NY. John saw beauty everywhere, and loved his family and friends, carpentry, fixing houses and building boats, driving back roads, music, reading and writing cowboy stories, photography, learning and teaching about the world around him. He met his wife, Suzanne, in college and they shared life, adventures family life for 62 years. He and Sue renovated old houses together, traveled and camped, all while raising and educating their children, Daniel, Tim, Lauren, Ellen and Robin and helping them raise and educate their grandchildren.

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