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     Jack Gregory died peacefully at his home on July 4th, 2017.

Jack Gregory obituary

     John "Jack" Henry Gregory, Jr. of the Town of Sennett passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2017. He was 86. Jack is preceded in death by his parents John H. Gregory Sr and Iva Hoag Gregory, his younger brother G. William Gregory, and his first wife Linda L. LaPointe. Jack is survived by his wife of 48 years, Angela Maria Martino-Gregory; his younger brother Robert Gregory of Skaneateles; his four children, A. Lynne Gregory of Marcellus (Robert Farrell), John H. Gregory IV of Honolulu, HI (Jodie Eversman), Laurie L. Kulis (Michael) of Skaneateles, and Lisa H Kahle (Charles) of McGraw; and grandchildren Jack H. Gregory V, Shannon Bay Gregory, PFC Tyler M. Mix, Shelby L. (Mix) Martin (Andrew), Gabriel T. Kahle, Zachary T. Kahle, Gregory Jordan, and Jessica (Jordan) Giangreco (Kevin) as well as, great granddaughter, Aurora June. Very special children, Shawn Quiqley, Bill Perkins, and David Short.

Born in Syracuse, NY on June 19, 1931, Jack was raised in the village of Skaneateles. While personally reserved, Jack had an abiding love of his country which was the foundation stone of his character. Molded by his father's example of military service during both World War I and II, Jack himself served as a First Lieutenant (1LT USA - Engineer Corps) during the Korean War; afterwards, Jack was a life-long member of the American Legion Post 239. After the war, Jack returned to Central New York to pursue his passion for the land on his new farm along Route 20 outside Skaneateles. Jack had gotten the smell of the earth in his lungs and, whether raising first milk cows, and then later beef cattle, he was captivated by working the land. Jack affectionately referred to the farm as Poverty Acres in recognition of the financial realities of running a small farm, but Jack was by no means a poor man. Together, Jack and Angie built a welcoming tradition where their doors and kitchen were always open to friends and family. For nearly fifty years, year-round, the farm saw a near endless stream of visitors making their own memories "on the farm". The same was true on the day that Jack Gregory died when, even though his passing was sudden and on a national holiday, family and friends of all ages put aside their normal July 4th celebrations to, once more, come to the farm and honor their ties to Jack.

Jack served his community as the Sennett Town Justice for 24 years. Jack's exceptional tenure was the result of dispensing common-sense justice from the bench which earned him the reputation among his fellow magistrates of being one of the "fairest judges around". Jack was also a life-long member of the Town of Sennett Fire Department with 56 years of service, 5 years of which were as the Fire Chief. Despite these accomplishments, Jack is perhaps most widely known for his collection of over a dozen vintage Korean War military vehicles (including a Walker Bulldog tank) that are exhibited at various community parades in Cayuga and Onondaga counties. Although hailing from a generation of few words, Jack would want the men who worked side by side with him in restoring these vehicles to know how grateful he was for their friendship and the memories. Jack loved this country

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 Jack and Angie Gregory's M41A1 Walker Bulldog
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 M38A1 Jeep and 75 mm Pack Howitzer

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      Jack Downing of North Syracuse passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016. Jack was 84. He was a long time NY-Penn member with Easy Co. Jack served in the US Marine Corps and fought at the Chosen Reservoir during the Korean War. I believe his rank was Sergeant. Many years later he retired from New Process Gear so he probably helped build the transmission or transfer cases in one of your vehicles. He was a regular at the local parades and shows often seen with his WWII USMC Jeep or 1948 Marine Corps Chevy pick-up. He hosted the club meetings in his garage about once a year, the last one being about 2 months before he left us.
 
 photo - Leon and Jack at the 2015 Geneseo Airshow.

Jack Downing obituary

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JohnC.jpg    John C. Kolanchick, 93, of Knox, NY, passed away peacefully Monday September 10, 2018. John's memorial service was held at the Knox Fire House. When the WWII broke out he lied about his age and joined the Navy, becoming a quartermaster on a training submarine in the Atlantic. After the war John worked as a lumberjack and a truck salesman, first at International Harvester, then at Trailmobile trailers, and finally at Mack trucks where he stayed until retirement in the mid '90s. John had six sons and was the local Boy Scoutmaster of Troop 79. John was an avid member of NY-Penn's Hudson Mohawk Co. and had a passion for restoring World War II army vehicles including many trucks, a DUKW, Weasel track vehicles, and an armed half track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John C. Kolanchick obituary

 

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08.JPG     David M. Pozzi, 47, of Baldwinsville, passed away Saturday Feb. 12, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital from complications of a new coronary stent. Dave was born in Syracuse and worked at Orchard Earth and Pipe as a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of the MVPA and a long time member of NY-Penn often hosting Easy Company meetings in his shop. Dave enjoyed collecting and restoring military vehicles and had a large and diverse collection including a M-59 dump truck, a 5 ton wrecker, a few M35A2's, M1009, bobbed deuce, M422 Mighty Mite, Hawk missile carrier, D8 bulldozer and about a dozen trailers. Dave had a nice old orange Chevy pickup with a trick 454. He often complained about how much gas it used but the problem may have been just a heavy right foot. He was always busy and lived life to the fullest. Dave left us much too soon and is missed by all.
  
 
 
 photo- Dave in the drivers seat of Jack Gregory's M-41 Walker Bulldog, at an Easy Company meeting hosted by Jack and Angie around 2006.
 
 
 
  
 
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David M. Pozzi obituary

 

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  Kiera  (200?-2016)