In memory of
John E. "Jack" Post
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In memory of
John E. "Jack" Post
John E. "Jack" Post John E. "Jack" Post, born on Sept 14, 1931, died on Aug. 3, 2019. He passed away peacefully at home with his entire family having had some precious time to spend with him in his final days. He was known as "Post Here," "Big Jack," Dad, Grandpa Jack, the husband of Bobby for 62 years, father of eight, grandfather of 23 and great-grandfather to three. Jack was a wooly bear of a man, a friend to all and a mentor, counselor and trusted advisor to many who sought his simple and honest perspective on all manner of life's challenges. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Roberta (Striegel) Post, whom he somehow convinced to marry him in December, 1956. He is also survived by his sons, John A. Post II (Heidi), Joseph R. Post (Margaret), Thomas E. Post (Pam), Michael H. Post, James D. Post (Martine) and William S. Post; daughters, Mary Katherine "Katy" Hanrahan (Paul) and Sarah J. Creath (Tom); grandchildren, Carly, Abbey, Emma (Torren), Henry (Ashlee), Sam, Anne, Charlie, Mary, Joe, Ben, Andrew, Jamie, C. J., Kyle, Mary Grace, John, Jane, Marty, Jenny, Jack, Molly, Katie and Ellie; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Will, and Auggie; sister-in-law, Rita Burke; and brother-in-law, Robert Striegel. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. John A. and Lorraine C. Post; and sister, Suzanne Post. After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Jack and Bobbie were married in Buffalo, N.Y., and soon after began their life's work of raising a family of eight. They moved to Rochester in 1961 to open the first local office of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith. Jack partnered with J. Robert Maney at Merrill and later at Prudential Bache Securities. As a pair, they were among the most successful brokers in the country for many years. Joined in 1978 by David Resch and in 1983 by his son John, Jack's business thrived until his retirement in 2001. Along the way he made countless friends and led a lucky band of the closest of them on fun-filled adventures on an almost weekly basis. Hunting, fishing, golf, travel and hockey, hockey, hockey, lots of hockey! Jack was involved in the formation of the Rochester Lions Club hockey program in the mid 1960s and later joined a group of other local businessmen to purchase the Rochester Americans hockey team, which they owned and operated until they sold the team to the Buffalo Sabres. He coached youth league baseball and hockey. Hockey ruled. Winter meant backyard rinks and endless hockey games. Jack led the flooding and ice maintenance crew at the 1250 Clover Street outdoor arena. Bulky green coat, loose boots and steam rising around his plaid hunting cap, he was on the ice flooding or fixing, hours past the dinner bell. Many seasons the overloaded station wagon carried Squirts, Peewees and Bantams to over 100 games from Erie, Pa. to Ogdensburg, N.Y., all of which were played in old, mostly frigid, hockey barns. His life was made richer by enduring friendships; notably his Buffalo boyhood friends, Henry Schaeffer and Jim Burke, and later his Rochester area running mates, "Champagne" Carl Jones, Jim Welch, Elmer Adkins, Charlie Baldwin and Carlisle "the Mailman" Radner. He made friends everywhere but had a special place in his heart for barkeeps, barbers, fishing guides and goaltenders. Dad was very much old school and valued hand-written letters. He was a beautiful and prolific letter writer. If you ever received one of these it's very likely you remember it. You may even still have it. Jack kept service to the community as a priority and over the years held key leadership roles for the likes of the Rochester Community Chest campaigns in the 1960s, the Bond Club of Rochester, the Gorham, N.Y., planning board, Canandaigua Lake Pure Waters and Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services. He was a founder of the Rochester A. M. Rotary Club. Dad loved his home on Canandaigua Lake and then in Sarasota, Fla., and could often be found devouring military history books or other historical works in the blazing sun on the end of the dock or poolside. He and Bobbie entertained friends and also lots and lots of friends of their "rotten kids" at both homes. There was a special brand of welcome and merriment if Jack and Bobbie were hosting you and they loved it as much as you did! "Just a petite, anyone?" The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Jack's primary caregivers these past few years, especially Candace Knaak, Angela Crouse, Danielle Rogers and Florence Powers. There will be no calling hours; however a memorial service and celebration of Jack's life will be planned in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jack's memory to the Parkinsons Foundation of Greater Rochester or Quad A for kids Rochester. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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John E. "Jack" Post
John E. "Jack" Post John E. "Jack" Post, born on Sept 14, 1931, died on Aug. 3, 2019. He passed away peacefully at home with his entire family having had some precious time to spend with him in his final days. He was known as "Post Here," "Big Jack," Dad, Grandpa Jack, the husband of Bobby for 62 years, father of eight, grandfather of 23 and great-grandfather to three. Jack was a wooly bear of a man, a friend to all and a mentor, counselor and trusted advisor to many who sought his simple and honest perspective on all manner of life's challenges. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Roberta (Striegel) Post, whom he somehow convinced to marry him in December, 1956. He is also survived by his sons, John A. Post II (Heidi), Joseph R. Post (Margaret), Thomas E. Post (Pam), Michael H. Post, James D. Post (Martine) and William S. Post; daughters, Mary Katherine "Katy" Hanrahan (Paul) and Sarah J. Creath (Tom); grandchildren, Carly, Abbey, Emma (Torren), Henry (Ashlee), Sam, Anne, Charlie, Mary, Joe, Ben, Andrew, Jamie, C. J., Kyle, Mary Grace, John, Jane, Marty, Jenny, Jack, Molly, Katie and Ellie; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Will, and Auggie; sister-in-law, Rita Burke; and brother-in-law, Robert Striegel. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. John A. and Lorraine C. Post; and sister, Suzanne Post. After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Jack and Bobbie were married in Buffalo, N.Y., and soon after began their life's work of raising a family of eight. They moved to Rochester in 1961 to open the first local office of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith. Jack partnered with J. Robert Maney at Merrill and later at Prudential Bache Securities. As a pair, they were among the most successful brokers in the country for many years. Joined in 1978 by David Resch and in 1983 by his son John, Jack's business thrived until his retirement in 2001. Along the way he made countless friends and led a lucky band of the closest of them on fun-filled adventures on an almost weekly basis. Hunting, fishing, golf, travel and hockey, hockey, hockey, lots of hockey! Jack was involved in the formation of the Rochester Lions Club hockey program in the mid 1960s and later joined a group of other local businessmen to purchase the Rochester Americans hockey team, which they owned and operated until they sold the team to the Buffalo Sabres. He coached youth league baseball and hockey. Hockey ruled. Winter meant backyard rinks and endless hockey games. Jack led the flooding and ice maintenance crew at the 1250 Clover Street outdoor arena. Bulky green coat, loose boots and steam rising around his plaid hunting cap, he was on the ice flooding or fixing, hours past the dinner bell. Many seasons the overloaded station wagon carried Squirts, Peewees and Bantams to over 100 games from Erie, Pa. to Ogdensburg, N.Y., all of which were played in old, mostly frigid, hockey barns. His life was made richer by enduring friendships; notably his Buffalo boyhood friends, Henry Schaeffer and Jim Burke, and later his Rochester area running mates, "Champagne" Carl Jones, Jim Welch, Elmer Adkins, Charlie Baldwin and Carlisle "the Mailman" Radner. He made friends everywhere but had a special place in his heart for barkeeps, barbers, fishing guides and goaltenders. Dad was very much old school and valued hand-written letters. He was a beautiful and prolific letter writer. If you ever received one of these it's very likely you remember it. You may even still have it. Jack kept service to the community as a priority and over the years held key leadership roles for the likes of the Rochester Community Chest campaigns in the 1960s, the Bond Club of Rochester, the Gorham, N.Y., planning board, Canandaigua Lake Pure Waters and Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services. He was a founder of the Rochester A. M. Rotary Club. Dad loved his home on Canandaigua Lake and then in Sarasota, Fla., and could often be found devouring military history books or other historical works in the blazing sun on the end of the dock or poolside. He and Bobbie entertained friends and also lots and lots of friends of their "rotten kids" at both homes. There was a special brand of welcome and merriment if Jack and Bobbie were hosting you and they loved it as much as you did! "Just a petite, anyone?" The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Jack's primary caregivers these past few years, especially Candace Knaak, Angela Crouse, Danielle Rogers and Florence Powers. There will be no calling hours; however a memorial service and celebration of Jack's life will be planned in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jack's memory to the Parkinsons Foundation of Greater Rochester or Quad A for kids Rochester. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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