Jack E. Delavern, 79 of Girard, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 21, 2018 at his home.
He was born May 2, 1938 in Erie, a son of the late Edward M. and Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Carr) Delavern.
Jack graduated from McDowell High School in 1956 where he was known as “Whitey”. While there he was a stellar football player and also participated in basketball and baseball. Following high school he attended college at Grove City where he played football. In 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served aboard the USS Randolph (CV-15) and the USS Galveston (CL-93). Upon his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, he returned home and began employment with Diamond International Printing, later working many years for McCarty Printing, retiring from there in 2003.
Jack loved having a good time and was known for puttering and taking his grandkids on “Safari” with his trusty Kubota at home. He loved hunting and fishing throughout his life and enjoyed many trips to Colorado to hunt Elk and many weekends at the family camp. He and Joan traveled throughout the continental states and Alaska.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son in law, Kenneth S. Duncan.
He will be greatly missed by his family, which include his wife, Joan R. (Hossman) Delavern, whom he married November 19, 1960 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Erie; also by a daughter, Jill A. Duncan; two sons, Jeffrey M. Delavern (Patricia), Joel E. Delavern (Kerry); a sister, Ruth Delavern; his beloved grandchildren, Ashley Badders (Dan), Chris Delavern, Dana Delavern, Brandon Parker, Paige Delavern, Bryson Parker, Ryder Delavern, Jackie Duncan, Cole Delavern; great grandchildren, Madison Loney and Joey Badders also several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Edder Funeral Home Inc., 309 Main St., East, Girard and are invited to attend services there on Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Brock Beveridge and Rev. Richard Hossman officiating.
Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local fire department of your choice or to the Girard United Methodist Church, 48 Main St. East, Girard, PA 16417.
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