Ilion, NY-Mr. John J. Preiss, age 90. of Forge Hill Dr., joined the Angel's in heaven peacefully on Saturday morning, January 19, 2019 at The Grand Nursing and Rehab, Ilion. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to the Ilion area in the 1970’s. He is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn J. and also by Tiffany Amber Williams, who was like a granddaughter to him. John has many grandchildren and also has a dear friend, Edward Williams and his family who he treated has his own. He retired has a machinist from MDS. He loved animals. especially cats and enjoyed raising them and giving them a loving home. John loved being on the beach in Boston with his feet in the sand and smelling the ocean breeze against his face. He was a wonderful man with a warm and loving heart who will be miss dearly. Special thanks and warm thoughts to The Grand Nursing Home in Ilion for the loving care you have given him. It never will be forgotten! Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131, has been entrusted with arrangements for cremation. Memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 5-6 pm followed by a service of remembrance and celebration at 6 pm, also at the funeral home. Burial will be private.