Jackson S. “Jack” Carpenter
Jackson S. “Jack” Carpenter, 92, of Falconer, N.Y., formerly of Penny Farms, Fla., passed away at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, Gerry, NY.
Jack was born April 11, 1928, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Ira and Edith Pettit Carpenter.
He was a graduate of the former Lakewood High School and before his retirement was employed by Hopes Windows for several years. He also worked as a host with his late wife, Marilyn at the Baptist House in Chautauqua Institution for many years.
Jack enjoyed fishing, bowling, roller skating, coaching Babe Ruth baseball, watching his grandson John’s baseball games and collecting stamps and coins.
For many years, he and Marilyn traveled in their motor home visiting family and friends throughout the United States. After retirement, Jack and Marilyn moved to the Penny Retirement Community in Penny Farms, Fla., where they made many new friends and lifelong memories together. They also loved traveling with their constant companion, their dog “Bijou”.
Following Marilyn’s death in 2016, Jack returned to New York to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tim.
Surviving are his children; Barbara (Ken) Peterson of Henderson, Nev., Dennis (Phyllis) Carpenter of Bradenton, Fla., Lavern “Jack” Carpenter (Kelley Galyen) of Berlin, Md., and Debbie (Tim) Moore with whom he made his home in Falconer, N,Y,; his step-children; Diana Saxton of Ripley, N.Y., Marilyn (Jim) Bendig of North East, Pa., Marge Keefe of Greenhurst, N.Y., Linda Miceli and David Gilbert, both of Jamestown, Sheryl (Neil) Westfall of Marietta, Ohio, Dr. Mark Phillips (Nancy Basmajian) of Athens, Ohio, Paul Phillips of Santa Fe, N,M,; a daughter-in-law; Deborah Yoakum of Falconer, N.Y.; his grandchildren; Stephanie (Tom) Lackey of Ferndale, Wash., Wayne (Carole) Johnson of Jamestown, N.Y., Jamie (Sabrina) Carpenter of Kennedy, N.Y., Viola (George) Carpenter of Virginia, Heidi Carpenter and Cody (Cindy) Carpenter, both of Snow Hill, Md., Sara (Barkley) Wise of Westfield, N.Y., John Moore of Anchorage, Alaska, Michael Moore of Minot, N.D.; his step-grandchildren; Phil Clark, Frank Saxton, Bobby (Diana) Bendig of Chesterfield, Mich., Matt (Vicki) Bendig of Erie, Pa., Todd (Wendy) Keefe of Ashville, N.Y., Tracy (Jim) Curtis of Frewsburg, N.Y., Tony Miceli, Mark (Michelle) Miceli, Frank (Melissa) Miceli, Kerstin (Dion) Jackson, Rachel (Mark) Holland, all of Jamestown, Carlo (Linn) Miceli of Falconer, N.Y., Monica (Moe) Pinell of Parkersburg, W.Va., Amanda (Kurt) Bohlen, Jacob (Kersh) Westfall, both of Marietta, Ohio, one great-great grandchild; a niece, Kathy Paterniti of Jamestown, N.Y.; nephew, Kam Car-penter of North Carolina; and two special daughters adopted through love, Sheryl Thayer of Ashville, N.Y., and Sherry Richards of Warren, Pa.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his four lovely wives; Viola James Carpenter, June Yoakum Carpenter, Shirley Gilbert Smith Carpenter, Marilyn Bourne Phillips Carpenter’ two brothers; Gordon and Dick Carpenter; a grandson, Jeremy Carpenter; a step-son, David Yoakum; and a nephew, Kelly Carpenter.
A private graveside service will be held in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Reese, pastor of the Ivory Baptist Church, Frewsburg, N.Y., will officiate. Visitation will not be observed.
Jack’s family would like to thank the staff, nurses and aides at Heritage Village for their wonderful care of their Dad during his final days with his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Dad will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made to the Heritage Ministries, P.O. Box 350, Gerry, NY 14740 or the Falconer Public Library, 101 West Main St. Falconer, NY 14733 or the Baptist House, P.O. Box 1155, Chautauqua, NY 14722 or to a charity of one’s choice.
You may leave words of condolence to Jack’s family at www.lindfuneralhome. com.