John S. Swenholt, 77, Wellesley Island

WELLESLEY, ISLAND NY – John S. Swenholt, 77, of County Route 100, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

He was born Nov. 7, 1942, in Rochester, NY, son of John and Ruth Swenholt.

After graduating high school, he worked for many years for Wegman’s grocery store chain.

He married Grace Leone on June 4, 1966. Mrs. Swenholt passed away on July 30, 1987.

John was owner/operator of the Fineview Mini Mart on Wellesley Island. He worked for many years as a fishing guide on the St. Lawrence River, and was a member of the Clayton Fishing Guides Association.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, with Pastor Robert Bausum officiating.

Burial will be in the spring in St. Rose’s Cemetery, Shortsville, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601 or at

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