John C. Illig 1945 – 2018

John C. Illig, 72, of Cattaraugus, N.Y., passed suddenly, March 2, 2018.

John was born April 19, 1945, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Charles and Marian Illig.

John was the owner operator of Illig Chevrolet-Pontiac which he took over from his father Charles in 1970. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Cattaraugus, an avid fisherman, gourmet cook and a dear friend to many.

Loving husband to Patricia; cherished father to Matthew (Nichole) and Christina ( Richard) Campbell; beloved grandfather to McKenna, Kelcie, Tyler, Connor and Claire; loving son to Marian; brother to James, Stephen and Peter along with his sister Christina Rudge also survived by several nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his father, Charles.

Visitation will be private.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church 36 Washington St. Cattaraugus, N.Y., with a luncheon to follow. Father Joseph Porpiglia will be officiating.

John will be sorely missed by all.

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. Cattaraugus, N.Y.

Online condolences may be made at www.distasio