NIAGARA FALLS —
John S. Renne, lifetime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 21, 2014, while touring with his Bluegrass Band, Bill White and White Pine in Ontario, Canada. He was born in Niagara Falls on November 20, 1955, a son of Mary Ann (Lane) Renne and the late John A. Renne.
John attended local schools and then worked as a welder at several different local companies. John was an accomplished musician who could play many instruments and was known for his proficiency playing the upright bass. As a valued member of Bill White and White Pine he opened for Rhonda Vincent and Mac Wiseman, entertained by invitation only on luxury cruise liners, was often called upon by local musicians and their groups, and was well known and had many fans in the United States and Canada. He was involved in the church ministry at Mt. Carmel Church and was the uncle that bought all the loudest toys for his nieces and nephews, but his greatest joy was his time with his family and friends.
John is survived by his mother, Mary Ann (Lane) Renne; five siblings, Darlene (Michael) Buffone, Brenda (Jeffrey) Oldfield, Gerald (Lisa) Renne, David (late Jackie) Renne, and Kenneth Renne. He is also survived by six nieces and nephews, Paul (Mazie) Buffone, Vincent (Tammy) Buffone, Christopher (Becca) Buffone and Stephanie (Mike) Wolfner, Jennifer (Dan) Stewart, Joel and Heather Oldfield, Aubrey and Donald Renne, Amber and David Renne, Jr., and Jacqueline Renne; two great-nieces, Emma and Amelia Buffone; and great-nephew, Zachery Stewart.
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, corner of Independence and 27th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.