John Anthony Miceli, 62, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bemus Point, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, surrounded by family at home, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
John graduated from Bemus Point Central School in 1968, where he played football and golf. He loved camping and fish-ing, especially the trips he would take with his friends to different areas of Cana-da. In his youth, John was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He spent many summer weeks at Camp Merz and on many other camping excursions. He also attended Philmont Scout Camp in Cimarron, N.M., and in 1967, he participated in the 12th Annual World Boy Scout Jamboree held in Farragut State Park in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
An avid Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan, he never missed a game on television or by satellite broadcast. While in the Bemus Point area, John enjoyed playing golf, often shooting close to par. John also played in the local flag football league for many years, including playing on state championship teams that qualified for national championship games. Despite his size, he was one of the best "flag pullers" in the business due to his exceptional quickness. He also took pride in remembering facts and trivia, often answering more questions correctly than many of the game show contestants on television. He was employed for the last seven years by 3 B's Painting Contracting of Rehoboth Beach, Del.
He is survived by his mother, Florence (Raymond) Sproul of Selbyville, Del.; his father, Carmen (Carol) Miceli of Engle-wood, Fla.; his brother, Curt Miceli of Bemus Point, N.Y.; his sister, Renee Miceli (John Kean) and his nephew, Evan Kean of Falls Church, Va.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memori-al service honoring his life on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in the Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 41 Main St., Bemus Point, NY 14712. A luncheon/reception will be held immedi-ately following the ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 557 lo-cated at Ellery Center, N.Y.
Letters of condolence may be addressed to Florence Sproul, 37093 Saw Mill Lane, Selbyville, DE 19975. In lieu of flowers please make memorials in his name to you local American Cancer Society or to VITAS: Inno-vative Hospice Care, 1016 North Walnut, Milford, DE 19963.