John Jack Winslow
John Jack Winslow
Ilion & Hudson Falls, New York

John Jack Winslow, 61, of State Route 4 in Hudson Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at Glens Falls Hospital, with his longtime companion, Betty Moynihan, at his side.

Born on June 25, 1948, in Ilion, he was the son of Mary (Ingro) Winslow and the late John Winslow, who passed away in February of 2008.

Jack graduated from Ilion High School and SUNY College of Technology in Utica.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from November 1966 to December of 1970.

Jack was in the Security Police Squadron, stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Vietnam, and he received many distinguished awards.

Among those, he was selected as Airman of the Quarter from among 900 service men, earning him a five day furlough from his duties in Saigon.

He had previously won the title in his own 377th Security Squadron.

In the citation, he was honored for his outstanding professionalism in the performance of his duties, which leave nothing to be desired.

Jack was a longtime resident of Ilion, where he was employed at Remington Arms, before relocating to Hudson Falls and becoming supervisor at Nibco in Glens Falls.

Most recently, he was a part time employee of Morlock News in Gansevoort.

Jack was a very dedicated employee, giving 100% to every job that he ever had.

Jack was an avid sports fan, who was passionate about the New York Yankees.

He loved watching and cheering on his beloved team.

Anyone that knew Jack, recognized that he would help anyone in need.

Jack was deeply loved by his family and his many friends.

He will be greatly missed.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, George Skip Vandawalker.

Survivors include his three children, Lisa Alexander and her husband, Robert, of Ilion, John Winslow, of Mohawk, and Shelly Winslow, of Ilion; his two grandchildren, Sarah Alexander and Nicholas Winslow; his brother, Steven Winslow, of Ilion; his sister, Nancy Haugen, of Ormond Beach, Florida; his mother, Mary Winslow, of Ormond Beach, Florida; his longtime companion, Betty Moynihan, of Hudson Falls; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A Private Graveside Service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery in Stillwater.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Vietnam Veterans of America, 8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400, Silver Springs, MD 20910.

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Sept. 18, 2009.