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“Dear Sheila,I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.Bev Carlin ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bev Carlin

“JR was a quiet but very funny man. As a NAPA employee for 5 years it took a while to get to know JR. When we worked together on a NAPA project in NYC...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Scanlon

“Thoughts and Prayers to the Relihan Family ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Ross

“I am so very sorry to hear of your families loss. It is with a heavy heart I heard of John's untimely passing. He was a great human being and I will...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Popoff

“May God take his hand an guide him home , ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Randy Leppard

“I had known JR for over 10 years, perhaps not as long as others at NAPA, but still quite awhile. John was a nice man, he was very quiet, perhaps even...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Peter ferretti

“Worked with John for 9years or so at the NAPA warehouse. So sorry to hear of his passing. My heartfelt prayers for the family,wish you peace and...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Anita Bombard

“To the family of John ,I worked with him and he was always a great help. May God be with at this time. John was a very special person. Jessie Buck...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jessie Buck

“To John's family sorry to hear about john .I worked with him at the main store in the will call area.my thoughts and prayers are with your family ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: erica spink

“JR was a great person to work with. I've know him for many many years and I will miss his smile and his laugh. I always liked to make him laugh, he...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Gary Zipprich

“To Cathy and the Relihan Family, I am so sorry for your loss of your Brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Joanne Popielarczyk

“I worked with John for many years. Our prayers are with the family. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Kim & Lorraine Weed


John J. Relihan, 56, of DeWitt, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at home. He was born in Syracuse to the late Thomas M. and Margaret H. Relihan. John graduated from Wm H. Nottingham High School and Onondaga Community College. He was a proud employee of NAPA Genuine Auto Parts, having just celebrated his 35 year anniversary with the company.

John is survived by his sisters, Catherine M, Mary E. and Sheila M. Relihan and Margaret R. Foraker, his brother-in-law, Ron F Foraker and his beloved nieces, Kathleen (Kate) M. Foraker and Selena M. Relihan. He is also survived by his dear aunt, Helen H. Byrnes and her family, his uncle and aunt, Michael and Roberta Harkins, and many cousins and their families. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas M. Relihan, Jr.

"JR" enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, horse racing, his recliner and a cold beer. We will miss his quiet strength and charming smile.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 22 from 4 to 7pm at Burns Garfield Funeral Home, Syracuse. A funeral Mass, in celebration of John's life, will be held at Holy Cross Church, 4112 East Genesee Street, Dewitt at 10 am on Saturday, July 23. Burial will be in Saint Mary's cemetery, at the convenience of his family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church.