In memory of
John "Jack" Darcey
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In memory of
John "Jack" Darcey
John 'Jack' Darcey, 94 WWII Navy veteran, retired FDNY lieutenant John "Jack" Darcey of Warwick, N.Y., a native of Staten Island and a descendant of the Darcey Dairy Farm on Willowbrook, passed away on Sept. 3, 2019. He was 94 years old. Born at St. Vincent's Hospital on March 22, 1925, to the late Gerald and Grace Gaffney Darcey, he was predeceased by his son, Philip (1974). John graduated from St. Peter's Boys' High School and attended Wagner College. He was an original owner of the Joe-Jack's Tavern. A decorated World War II Navy war veteran, Jack served on the USS Miami. He received six battle stars, which included raids on Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Leyte Gulf. When WWII ended, Jack joined the NYC Police Department. After three years, he transferred to the NYC Fire Department. He was an original member of Rescue 5 in the 1950s. Jack retired as lieutenant with Engine 163, Staten Island, in 1981 after a total of 32 years of service. Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Eda (nee Aanonsen); son, Michael Darcey and his wife, Joyce; daughter, Trina Vladescu; six grandchildren: Jason Vladescu , Karina Vladescu and Derek Vladescu, Philip Darcey and his wife, Meghan, Alex Darcey and his wife, Christie, and Ryan Darcey and his wife, Beckah; nine great-grandchildren: Ava, Emily, Erin, Audrey, Gunner, Mariella, Jackson, Madison, and Lincoln Darcey. Visitation will be on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, N.Y. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. To send an online condolence, visit lsvpmemorialhome.com Donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306. Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home 17 Oakland Ave. Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-4331
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In memory of
John "Jack" Darcey
John 'Jack' Darcey, 94 WWII Navy veteran, retired FDNY lieutenant John "Jack" Darcey of Warwick, N.Y., a native of Staten Island and a descendant of the Darcey Dairy Farm on Willowbrook, passed away on Sept. 3, 2019. He was 94 years old. Born at St. Vincent's Hospital on March 22, 1925, to the late Gerald and Grace Gaffney Darcey, he was predeceased by his son, Philip (1974). John graduated from St. Peter's Boys' High School and attended Wagner College. He was an original owner of the Joe-Jack's Tavern. A decorated World War II Navy war veteran, Jack served on the USS Miami. He received six battle stars, which included raids on Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Leyte Gulf. When WWII ended, Jack joined the NYC Police Department. After three years, he transferred to the NYC Fire Department. He was an original member of Rescue 5 in the 1950s. Jack retired as lieutenant with Engine 163, Staten Island, in 1981 after a total of 32 years of service. Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Eda (nee Aanonsen); son, Michael Darcey and his wife, Joyce; daughter, Trina Vladescu; six grandchildren: Jason Vladescu , Karina Vladescu and Derek Vladescu, Philip Darcey and his wife, Meghan, Alex Darcey and his wife, Christie, and Ryan Darcey and his wife, Beckah; nine great-grandchildren: Ava, Emily, Erin, Audrey, Gunner, Mariella, Jackson, Madison, and Lincoln Darcey. Visitation will be on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, N.Y. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. To send an online condolence, visit lsvpmemorialhome.com Donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306. Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home 17 Oakland Ave. Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-4331
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Warwick, NY 10990
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