ILION – Mr. John “Jack” Marine, age 92, a lifelong Ilion resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, November 20, 2019. His passing occurred at Valley Health Services in Herkimer where he has received excellent care from the wonderful and dedicated caregivers there throughout his stay.
Born on September 12, 1927, John was the son of the late George and Helen (Pooler) Marine. He was raised locally and received his education from Ilion schools.
On October 17, 1950, John enlisted with the United States Army and honorably served his country during the Korean War. His dedication and bravery led to injuries sustained in battle and he was honorably discharged on February 29, 1952.
For many years Jack was employed with Mohawk Metal in Frankfort until his retirement. He was blessed to share in a marriage of over thirty years with the former Shirley A. Hall, and together they made many happy memories.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Eileen Marine of New Hampshire; his sister-in-law, Jane Marine of Frankfort; his stepchildren, Kathy Cimino of Ilion, Linda Pavlot and husband, Dana Cool of Herkimer and Donald Cristman, Jr. and wife, Denise of Arizona; along with numerous other in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Marine; and his sisters, MaryAnn Schrieber and Georgianna Holden.
A graveside service, complete with military honors accorded by the United States Army, will take place on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:00 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frankfort, where Jack will be laid to rest with his parents.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jack’s friends and neighbors at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY (315) 894-8000, Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors.