John (Jack) Gilbert Aldinger Jr., 89, of Eustis, FL and Corinth, ME, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 14, 2020.
Born February 9, 1931, in Mount Vernon, NY, Jack was preceded in death by his parents John and Ethel Aldinger and stepdaughter Viki Lyn. Surviving are his wife, Laurabelle (Clark)Aldinger; sister, Nancy Tvardek; sons, John Aldinger III and Charles(Bobby) Aldinger; daughter Katherine Aldinger, stepdaughters, Barbara Kepple (Donnie) and Trina Sherrets (Ron); stepson Rodney Boschee (Shery); and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jack grew up in Newton, MA, graduating from Newton High School. He went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Babson College. Jack served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a communications operator. He was a recipient of the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Meritorious Unit Emblem, National Defense Service medal, ROK Presidential Unit Emblem, United Nations Service Medal and two overseas bars. A member of the William Sewall Gardner-Kilwinning Lodge A.F.& A.M. in Lowell, MA, Jack was Master Mason for 57 years. He worked as an account manager for over 30 years for the AC DELCO Division of General Motors. Jack faithfully attended Bethel Assembly of God in Mt Dora for 32 years.
Jack loved life, socializing & chatting with anyone and everyone. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends telling jokes or riddles or playing card games. He especially treasured time spent with the crew at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis and enjoyed talking with friends at A.E. Robinson’s, Corinth. Jack and Laurabelle spent summers in Maine until 2018 when his health prohibited future long-distance travel.
Thank you to Cornerstone Hospice and the many others who have supported and helped the family during this time.
Due to the pandemic, a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jack’s name to Bethel Assembly of God, 1400 Camp Ave, Mt. Dora, FL 32757.
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