John S. “Jack” Prichard, 67, of Otter Lake, NY, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2016, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with his wife by his side.
He was born August 9, 1948, in Utica, NY, a son of John E. and Gloria (Dardzinski) Prichard. He was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Mohawk High School.
Jack was employed in a variety of positions throughout his life. He worked as a private investigator while residing in Florida and Virginia. Jack was most proud of his involvement as a site representative for the State University Construction Fund. He represented the Fund by overseeing the construction of a two million dollar treatment plant at the SUNY Cortland facility at Raquette Lake, NY, while also overseeing the construction of a classroom project at the same facility. He was also employed as a construction manager for James Jordan A.I.A. with renovations and new construction at the former Ilion schools.
On March 27, 1998, he was united in marriage with the former Mary Burke. Jack and Mary loved their home in Adirondacks. Jack loved antiques and was an expert at restoring and refinishing furniture. Together, Jack and Mary established Bear Path Antiques in Otter Lake, an endeavor they both enjoyed. He loved Corvettes (especially driving his!), antiques, NASCAR, and the Daytona 500, which he attended on several occasions. Jack had a special and deep love of animals.
He deeply loved his own pets (there were many!) and they will miss him very much.
Jack is survived by his wife, Mary; his mother, Gloria Palmer; brothers Robert and Eric; sister Susan Bull; in-laws Kathy Dylis and Florence Pick. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Robert Palmer.
Mary wishes to extend her gratitude to Drs. Latorre and Elnour, and all the staff of the Neuroscience ICU at Upstate University Hospital for their compassion and support at this difficult time.
Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.
In keeping with Jack’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. His life will be commemorated and honored at a later date this spring.
Those wishing to honor Jack’s memory may consider your local Animal Rescue Group. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home.
Online messages of sympathy may be left at www.dfwefh.com.
“I miss you already, Honey.”