John was born in Syracuse and attended West Genesee High School where he excelled as both a student and athlete. He played football, wrestling and lacrosse and was recognized with the Scholar Athlete Award upon graduation. He continued his education at University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics.
John worked over 20 years in the investment industry, recently as Senior Portfolio Manager at AssetMark Financial, Inc. managing client portfolios. Prior to this role, John was a founding partner and CIO of Blue Water Capital Management in Syracuse, New York. His passion for investing and being an advocate for clients made him well loved by all in his professional career. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst
(CFA) and a member of the CFA Society of Rochester, New York.
He was a loving son and brother, and a doting uncle who enjoyed attending many activities with his nieces and nephews. He was a loyal and supportive friend to many and loved helping those in need. He volunteered regularly at We Rise Above the Street in Syracuse, a non-profit organization that provided food for the homeless.
He is predeceased by his father Anthony J. Lombardo and his two cousins Peter M. Baichi and David J. Baichi. John is survived by his mother Sandra (Boyden) Lombardo, his sister Tracey Simon (Mark) his brother Anthony J. Lombardo Jr. (Karen), three nieces Jenna and Alexa Simon and Amelia Lombardo, two nephews Kolby Simon and Jack Lombardo, his aunt Mary Lou Baichi (Peter) and his two cousins Matthew and Derek Baichi.
Private services will be held for the immediate family at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to We Rise Above the Street at 404 Oak Street, Suite 111, Syracuse, NY 13203.
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