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John Slee Crocker, 79, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away February 21, 2017 with his family at his side. He was born February 9, 1938 in Elmira, New York.

John attended Princeton and Columbia Universities. He started a 40 year
political career in Lake County as a member of the Mentor-on-the-Lake Council and eventually, became the city's Mayor. During this time, he also worked as Clerk for the County Commissioners, and in the Lake County Engineer's office. After leaving there, he became the Lake County Treasurer, and held that position for almost 20 years. John also served on many county boards, including the Lake County Council of Governments, the Community Improvement Corporation, Lake County Development Council, and as a member of the Democratic Central Committee.

Other affiliations he had include the Advisory Committee of the Lake County Development Center-Lake Erie College, president for the Council on Aging Foundation Board, trustee and treasurer of Camp Sue Osborne, director and treasurer of the Lake County Historical Society. He was a member of Amvets Post 109, Painesville Rotary, and Elks Lodge 549. John served his community with steadfast dedication and integrity, John will be sincerely missed by his family. He made every family member feel special. His infectious personality came through in his singing, witty nicknames, imaginative storytelling, and unique sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, father, and poppa.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Crocker; children, John (Sandy Sisa) Crocker and Susan (David) Marinac; stepson, Hunter (Amanda) Darling; and his grandchildren, Annie, Emily, Spencer, Cole, Kyle, and Isabella.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Barnhart Crocker, and his stepson, Gabriel Murn.

Funeral services in honor of John will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Andrew Episcopal Church- 7989 Little Mountain Rd., Mentor.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center- 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of John, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Sue Osborne- 8090 Broadmoor Rd., Mentor, or Lake County Council on Aging Foundation- 8520 East Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060.

Please offer condolences at www.brunners.com