Rochester, NY: John Allen Bretten died peacefully at the Isaiah Comfort Home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 69. John is survived by his wife Tina Bretten of eight years; children Sheila Bretten, Michelle Bretten, Whitney Bretten, Shania Bretten, John Jr (JR), and Sadaiyah (Kamille) Bretten; grandchildren Edward James Bretten, Ahnikwah Dade, Jazmine Jackson, Darius Brown, Daylan Brown, Brooke Hayes. He also leaves behind six beautiful stepchildren (and their children).
John was predeceased by his parents: Freddie Bretten, Sr and Irene Bailey. He leaves behind two brothers Freddie Bretten, Jr., Randy Bretten, and one sister, Vicki Bretten.
John grew up on Cooper Avenue in Anniston, Alabama, where he attended and graduated from Cobb Avenue High School. While in high school he enjoyed being a member of the swim team.
John moved to Rochester in the late 60s, joining other family members. Shortly thereafter he started his own family. John, a dedicated family man, was an avid fisherman.
He began his work at 3M, Kodak, Huntington Park. He ended his work career at Highlands at Brighton (formerly Westfall Care Center) as the Maintenance Engineer/Security. In 2019 he retired from the Highland- leaving behind many lifelong friends.
A huge thank you to the Wilmont Cancer Center and the Isaiah Comfort Home for their wonderful care and attention over the last few months.
John’s Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 11th, 11-1PM at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Road (South of Maiden Lane). His Service will follow Visitation at 1PM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held privately.