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Michael Jon Wells

October 4, 1947 — November 17, 2019

Michael Jon Wells, 72, of Rodman Rd., Hamilton, NY passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
He was born October 4, 1947 in Oneida, NY, a son of the late John and Hildred Edkins Wells. Michael was a graduate of Hamilton High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1970. On June 24, 1978 he married Jeannine G. “Wendy” McGregor at Americana Village in Hamilton and they were happily married for 41 years. Michael worked for the Village of Hamilton in various capacities until retiring as water plant operator in 2002.
A beloved family man, in his free time he most enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and golfing. He was also a dedicated hot rod enthusiast, building and customizing hot rods that were highly praised in the hot rod community and sold both across the US and internationally. Surviving are his loving wife, Wendy; his children, Ashley Wells of Earlville; Rorie (Michael) Wells Ellerson of Philadelphia, PA; sisters, Dona (Paul) Vantine of Pahrump, NV; Jan (Kenneth) Holden, Chittenango, NY; Jill (Daniel) Clausen, Coulterville, CA; grandchildren, Phiona, Thomas and Lylah Osborne, all of Earlville; two sisters-in-law, Karyn (Larry) Briggs of East Falmouth, MA and Susan (Steven) McLaughlin of Bolton Landing, NY and two brothers-in-law; Kip (Linda) McGregor of Huddleston, VA and Michael McGregor of Hamilton, NY, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his nephew, Paul Michael Vantine and his wife’s parents Lewis and Jeannine McGregor.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5-7 pm.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018 or
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