John Travis

John D. Travis

1962 - 2021

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Obituary of John D. Travis

TRAVIS - John D. Of Bowmansville, NY, died at home surrounded by his family on August 8, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Born on January 10, 1962, in Sharon, CT, he was the son of the late Ronald J. Travis and Janet M. Travis of Millbrook, NY. John was a 1980 graduate of Dover High School and went on to graduate from Cobleskill with an Associates degree in Applied Science in 1982, he then attended Ithaca College, earning a Bachelor's of Science degree, graduating in May, 1985, and then graduated from LIU Brooklyn in June, 1990 with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. John devoted his career to helping others, either in his physical therapy practice or by being a consummate friend and neighbor, always lending a helping hand. He could build or fix almost anything. On July 7, 1990, he married Beth Small, who survives at home and raised two beautiful children. John is survived by his wife of 31 years, Beth Travis, his son Taylor (Raven), daughter Rachel, mother Janet Travis, siblings Linda Wiltse (Darrell) and Joann Travis (Heidi) and several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his father, Ronald Travis. John absolutely loved to help people. He loved being outdoors, spending time gardening and at his cottage on Rushford Lake with his best friends. No prior visitation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. If you would like to honor John's life, you could kindly make a donation to the SPCA Serving Erie County or the Town of Lancaster Recreation Department at 525 Pavement Rd., Lancaster, NY 14086. Arrangements made by: ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE, 824-6435. Please share your condolences at