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Dr. John A. Picone, age 66, of Okemos, formerly of Medford MA, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was a distinguished physician for 35 years, an outstanding soccer coach and a proud alumnus of Michigan State University.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Rose (Caruso) Picone. Surviving are his sister, Anita (Edward) Longo; brothers, Dr. David (Katie) Picone and Richard (Kathi) Picone; he was a hilarious and loving uncle to, Greg Longo, Alicia Truesdell, Alyssa, Jessica, Allison, and Anthony Picone; devoted friend of many cherished weimaraners, Aldo & Marco.  

A celebration of John’s “Doc’s” life will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21st at Huntington Club, MSU Spartan Stadium, 4th floor in East Lansing.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue, P.O. Box 372 Grand Haven, MI 49417 or

or to Dr. John Picone / Okemos Soccer Lights Project. Checks can be made out to Okemos Athletics Boosters, PO Box 57, Okemos, MI 48805.  Please indicate on check memo: Dr. Picone Soccer Fund. 

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Mike Carr on May 19, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Met Dr. Picone when the doc I was assigned to left the Hamilton office, so I got Dr. Picone for my appointment instead. I told him I wasn’t impressed with the other guy anyway and asked why he had left. Dr. Picone bluntly said, “He didn’t like treating sick people.” Dr.Picone was my doctor after that. My condolences to his family and friends.

  2. John Kelly on May 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I first met John in his first year of practice in Okemos. I was sometimes treated by a visiting friendly dog while waiting in an exam room. Great touch! I will miss John. I remember him as a friend as well as my doctor.

  3. Beth Meyer on August 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

    It’s taken me this long to write about Dr. Picone. He was my dr. for 30 years. He also was my friend, it was never a chore to go to the Dr. because I knew I would be seeing John. Loved our conversations and he was the only Dr that could be frank with me. One time I went to see John, and I was feeling poorly but not
    Not on deaths door! After telling him my symptoms he looked and me and said “quit your bitchin” with a big smile. I loved that man and his death hit me pretty hard. Rest In Peace John and thanks for everything!!

  4. Ken Gornstein on September 19, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Great doctor, great person, gone way too soon. John, we’ll miss you!

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