John David Halstead Jr., 44

FULTON, NY – John David Halstead Jr., 44, of Fulton, died suddenly as a result of a construction accident in the town of Oswego on Tuesday June 11, 2013.

He had worked at U.P.S. Freight in East Syracuse for 17 years.

Dave was an avid race car driver and auto mechanic and enjoyed auto racing, hunting and fishing.

His greatest joy in life was his children.

Surviving are his children, Hannah and John David Halstead III; his father and stepmother, David (Joann) Halstead; mother and stepfather, Beverly (Don) Wilcox; siblings, Heather (Ronald) Strickler, Lorrie Anderson, John (Jeannine) Merriam, Denise (Michael) Heagerty, Karen (Ron) Ford and Donald Wilcox Jr.; paternal grandparents, John (Gertrude) Halstead; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, with services at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Fairdale Rural Cemetery in Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his children c/o David Halstead, 70 S. Eleventh St., Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Dave, Joann, Bev and Don, you know how we feel. I wish we could come up and personally give each one of you a hug. To Hanna & John Jr., your dad was a special guy and I know as you get older you will remember him with a smile on your face and in your hearts. To the rest of the family, our hearts are with you also. You will have each other to comfort as you go on with your lives, until you meet again.

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