OBITUARY

John "Jack" Edward Lavery Sr.

June 27, 1926July 10, 2011

John "Jack" Edward Lavery Sr., of Phoenix, AZ passed away on July 10, 2011. John was born in Newark, NJ June 27, 1926. He served honorably in the United States Navy CB’s during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations and was very proud of his time in the service. John was also a member of Local 359 as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker for over 60 years and coached for the Clarendon Little League. John was preceded in death by his parents John P and Catherine (Durkin) Lavery, his daughter Roseann, and son-in-law Pat Solinski. He leaves behind his wife of over 46 years Kay (Stephens), children John “Jack” Jr (Darlene), Brian (Coleen), Sean (Susan), Ken (Jennifer), Tom (Amy) and Rachel (Rob) Fitzgerald, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10am on Friday, July 15, 2011 at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd. in Phoenix.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, July 15, 2011
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John "Jack" Edward Lavery Sr.

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Yolanda Crossey (Peltz)

July 20, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jack was a wonderful person and will be missed.

Love, bill, nora, randi, dj and nick

July 15, 2011

As we reminisced over the great times we have had with Jack, it brought to mind, that memories are gifts that cannot be bought or taken away. Our memories of Jack are filled with lots of love, encouragement, happiness and laughter when he shared his "Jersey colloquialisms".

We always enjoyed our visits with Jack, talking about his antics as a child in New Jersey, his military service traveling throughout the Pacific during WW11, his love for for our military, his patriotism and most often, the subjects of his conversations were about his love for his family (especially his grandchildren).

We enjoyed our trips together all over the country as he came to see us each time we moved with the military. We have a multitude of memories, including some of which moved us deeply, like his tears at the Pearl Harbor Memorial and in Ohio at the change of command, when he was recognized as a WW11 veteran.

When we were stationed in Delaware, it was like his old stomping grounds in Jersey. We'll never forget when he saw the facility that made "scrapple". He was ecstatic and just had to have some, so of course, we all went out to breakfast and Jack got his scrapple. We watched as he savored every bite, delighting not only in the moment, but also reflecting back to earlier times in his life, when scrapple was a staple. He was so appreciative of the small things in life which brought him lots of joy.

We are thankful for the love and caring that Jack had for all of us. We look forward to the day when we can see him again in heaven.
"Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity." Colossians 3:14

We are praying for all of you, Kay, Brian, Sean, Kenny, Tommy, Rachel and families.

Marie (Burnham) Borucki

July 14, 2011

We knew Jack when he coached Clarendon Little League. He was a wonderful coach and friend to our family as our sons grew. I will always remember him as a handsome, kind, fun, and honorable man whose love for his family always shone through. My deepest sympathies to Kay, Tom, and the Lavery family.

Terry & Louise Major

July 14, 2011

Thinking of the Lavery family as you grieve your loss.

DENISE HENRICH

July 14, 2011

IN LOVING MEMORY OF A WONDERFUL PERSON OUR PAPA JACK.WE WILL LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS. LOVE, DENISE,SEAN REBECCA, RACHEL & JILLIAN

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