John "John the Artist" Lascelles, 69, of Rome passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 5, 2011. He was born on June 27, 1942 in Liverpool, NY; the son of the late George and Pauline Russell Lascelles. John retired from the Rome City School District after many years of dedicated employment. He was previously employed with Rome General Cable. He enjoyed spending time at DeMatteo's Restaurant and the Galliano Club. John is survived by two daughters, Deanna Harvey and Amy Robertson of WA; and seven grandchildren. In keeping with John's wishes there will be no services but he would love for you to have one last beer for him. The family is being served by Gulla Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 209 N. Washington St., Rome (336-5700).
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