Sunday, April 29, 2012

JOHN 'JACK' CONRAD - Hornell Evening Tribune

John “Jack” Conrad, 75, passed away Thursday afternoon (April 26), 2012 at his home on Pfaff Hollow Road.

  Jack was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Wayland, the son of Anthony Sr. and Mary (Kuhn) Conrad. He grew up in the Wayland/Perkinsville area and has remained a life resident of these areas. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict Era and was honorably discharged. Jack and Jeanette “Jan” Hunt were married July 23, 1966 and together have celebrated over 45 years of marriage. Jack was employed by the Getinge USA, Inc. (formerly Sybron-Castle) working in the maintenance department. He retired in the mid 1990s and has enjoyed his retirement spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Jack was a past president and life member of the Perkinsville Fire Department and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Throughout the years he has enjoyed camping in many local areas along with Canada and Alaska. Fishing and hunting are favorite pastimes especially the moose and elk hunting trips he has taken with his family.

  Jack was predeceased by his parents Anthony Sr. and Mary Conrad; and a sister, Alice Merkle. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette “Jan” Conrad of Perkinsville; his children, Ronald (Barbara) Conrad of Wayland, Randy (Sheila) Conrad of Dansville, and Elizabeth “Beth” (Mike) Caito of Dansville; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Joshua) Sordahl, Amy, Amanda, Kiersten and Hayley Paige Conrad and Brendan and Marina Caito; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Helen Milton of Perkinsville, Anthony (Janice) Conrad, Jr. of Alaska, Dorothea (Daniel) Sick of Wayland, Anita Pragle of Wayland, Jeannette (Gerald) Mckee of Dansville, Rose Maher of Glenmont, Ann Wheaton of Avoca, James (Elizabeth) Conrad of Perkinsville, David (Betty) Conrad, of Bath, and Mary (Jim) Williams of Perkinsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne (Pat) Hunt of Atlanta, Bonnie (Bob) Hughes of Perkinsville, Ann (Bob) Oxx of Wayland, Kathy (Ted) Sears of North Rose, Onlee (Don) Zeh of Cohocton, Les (Jean) Hunt of Wayland, and Bob (Sue) Hunt of Cohocton; along with many many nieces and nephews.

Jack’s family and friends may call today from 1-4 p.m. at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Military honors will take place at the church. Internment will be at the convenience of Jack’s family. Memorial contributions in John “Jack” Conrad’s memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572.

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