Rhinecliff – John L. “Jack” Herron, Jr., 102, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home.
Jack honorably served in the US Army during WWII and participated in numerous battles in Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. He was discharged September 21, 1945 after four years of service.
Upon his return Jack returned to the area and continued his 30 year career as a machine operator for IBM, Poughkeepsie. He also owned a lawn mower business and was a Snapper dealer in Highland. He moved to Rhinebeck in 1986 and began working as a school bus driver from 1987-2000.
Jack was a life member of American Legion Montgomery Post #429; the Red Hook VFW Post #7765; and an honorary member and former trustee of Red Hook-Rhinebeck Elks Lodge #2022.
Born January 9, 1916 in Plainville, MA, he was the son of John L. Herron, Sr. and Marion (Smith) Herron.
He was predeceased by his wives Henrietta (Powers) Dunn and Francis (Indelicato) Herron; as well as his son John L. Herron, III; grandson John M.Herron; brothers Roy, James, Robert, and Julian Robinson; sister Catherine (Herron) Papastrat; half-siblings 'John Allen’ and George, Jeanne Van Buren and Mary Browne; and son-in-law Robert Brammer.
Jack is survived by his wife Mildred K. “Millie” (Stetson) Herron, whom he married November 14, 1989; his sister, Elizabeth (Herron) Coutant; his half-brother, William Herron and sister-in-law Jeanne, his children Susan (William) Evans; twin daughters MaryAnn (Mike) Hinchey and Catherine (Philip) Mathews; step-children, Mildred (fiancée Charles Pickert) Brammer, Mary (Wayne) Farley, Laura (Thomas) Cullen, and Sandra (Ray) Hicks; daughter-in-law Patricia Morris; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial calling hours are Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market ST., Rhinebeck. Members of the American Legion and VFW will conduct services at 3:30 PM and members of the Elks Lodge #2022 will conduct services at 3:45. Following services family and friends are invited to the Moose Lodge 904, Hyde Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Dutchess County SPCA
636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park NY 12538
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