Jack (also known as Yucko) passed July 24,2018....after serving in the USN during WW2 and the Korean War,,then
Jack entered the Merchant Marine....He became one of the youngest to become Captain while working for Isthmian..
While moored in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive,,,Jack surrendered his ship to the US armed forces for communications purposes...The ship was sand bagged and armed....Jack received a commendation for supporting the armed forces..
Jack also supported local projects near North Tonawanda,NY. in his retirement...including a SeaBee Memorial along the Niagara River....He will be sadly missed...