John Paul Stempin, age 46, of Hornby, NY died peacefully Saturday, December 17, 2016 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. \n\n\nJohn truly knew what is important in life. He was the most generous and kind person you could have the fortune to have known. His wife of 20 years, Adrienne and his four loving children: Jacob, Laura, Matthew, and Kyle were his proudest accomplishments.\n\n\nBorn on Friday the 13th of March 1970, John received a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Cortland and was employed by Wegmans as a bakery manager for 23 years. He generously gave of himself volunteering over the years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Cub Scouts, and as a coach with both the Painted Post Area Little League and YMCA youth soccer.\n\n\nJohn loved fishing, bocce ball, horseshoes, ladder ball, corn hole, betting the horses at Saratoga and Finger Lakes, playing basketball, watching a Washington Redskins game, adventure walks with the kids, taking the family to the lake and playing ball with the kids. The best father, husband, son, older brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend ever! Family was what mattered the most to John.\n\n\nJohn Paul is survived by his wife, Adrienne(Gauthier) Stempin of Hornby, NY; his four children: Jacob, Laura, Matthew, and Kyle; his parents, John and Edith (Lehman) Stempin, also of Hornby; mother-in-law, Norma Gauthier of Caton; sister, Carly (Randy) Dupuis of Albany; brother, Patrick (Heather) Stempin of Corning; and nieces and nephews, Violet and Parker Dupuis, and Ryan Stempin; brothers-in-law, Andre Gauthier of New York City and John Gauthier of Corning; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. \n\n\nCalling hours will be Thursday, December 22 from 11- 2 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY, with a prayer service to immediately follow at 2:00 PM in the funeral home, with Deacon Ray Defendorf officiating. A continuation of the celebration of John's life will follow at the VFW, Baker Street, Corning.\n\n\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local food bank, or children's or humanitarian charity of one's choice. We invite you to share the love John gave to you by practicing random acts of kindness to make the world a better place.\n\n\nJohn's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.