John Raymond (Jack) Hennekey

John Raymond (Jack) Hennekey - Kendall, NY - Rochester Cremation

John Raymond (Jack) Hennekey, 97 of Kendall NY passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home, September 1st, 2020.

Jack was a devoted husband and father whose first duty was always to his family. He was a native of Rochester, NY and graduate of Edison Technical H.S.. Jack served as an Army Combat Engineer during WWII in the Philippine Campaign, South Pacific theater.  After serving his country he married Joan M. Case and settled in Kendall to raise their family.   He worked for Eastman Kodak until his retirement.  Jack was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.  He and Joan especially loved their cottage on Lake of the Woods and sharing that time with family and friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his mother and father; Theresa and Edward Hennekey; his brothers and sisters, Edward, Lionel, Lillian (Guentner), Vivian (Cupolo), Jeanette (Powers), John C (Corky) Hennekey; and his loving wife of 65 years, Joan (Case).

Jack is survived by: his sons and daughters; Raymond Hennekey, Mark (Judy) Hennekey, Joseph (Deborah) Hennekey, Paul (Carla) Hennekey, Thomas Hennekey, Anne (Dennis) Allaart, Margaret (Coonrad), Peter (Debbie) Hennekey; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 16789 Kenmore Road, Kendall, NY 14476 on Saturday, Sep. 12th at 10am. Attendance may be limited due to COVID restrictions, however a Celebration of Life and military honors will follow immediately thereafter at the Kendall Fire Department, 1879 Kendall Rd. Kendall.  Interment at the family’s discretion.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Orleans. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Orleans, 14080 Rt 31, Albion, NY 14411 or St. Mark Catholic Church, 13 South Main Street, Holley, NY 14470.


14 Condolences

  1. Jim and Connie Gedamoske on September 4, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Our hearts break at the passing of our dear dear friend and neighbor at Lake of the Woods. We cherish our memories of Jack and Joan and all the good times. Condolences to all of his beloved family 💕

  2. Annette Hennekey Riley on September 4, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Jack’s passing. I have so many vivid memories of him and Aunt Joan. Sincere sympathy to all of you.

  3. Frank Keene on September 6, 2020 at 10:12 am

    I was sad to read of John’s passing this morning.. My condolences to his family. I worked with John on a number of occasions at Kodak in the early 1970’s. I was an apprentice and John was a senior machinist/mechanic. I always looked forward to working with John. He was a very talented tradesman and a great teacher. He was also a great conversationalist and more than willing to offer guidance and advice on a number of subjects.

  4. Marcia Duff Wieczorek on September 6, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Tom, so sorry for your family’s loss. I can only imagine that your dad was welcome with open arms. Be at peace.
    Marcia Duff Wieczorek

  5. Kathy (Cole) Kemp on September 6, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Sincere condolences to the Hennekey family.

  6. Vince / Barb Flow on September 6, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    The passing of Jack is another reminder of how frail life is, but he showed us what is the most important part of living… Family. Jack always had a smile on his face and a glow in his eyes. He clearly was one of the good guys and will be surely missed by all who knew him. I always enjoyed our brief visits and his grin when he’d drop off a bag of potatoes, or a puffball or two at the house. One of my first encounters with Jack happened the first fall we bought adjacent property. It was deer season and I knew he never let others hunt his land. Well I was walking the hedge that ended at his line and there stood a guy tucked tight in the brush. From a distance I asked “Does Jack Hennekey know you’re on his property?” The guy stepped out of the shadow and informed me he WAS Jack Hennekey! Thanks Jack for the memories and friendship.
    Condolences to all but try to remember, Jack is surely in a better place and someday we’ll all meet up again.

    • Sherre Bullock on September 6, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      My condolences to this family. His wings were ready even though your hearts were not.

  7. Jerry and Sally Bropst on September 6, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    We are sending our condolences to the family.
    Saying goodbye is never easy. So cherish your precious memories and he will always be with you in your hearts. As well as our hearts too.
    Another gentleman , neighbor lost but not forgotten!
    Fly high in the Heavens AKA MR. Clause
    Love In Christ

  8. Laura Wuest Amick on September 7, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Jack and Joan were dear friends to my Mom and Dad, Florence and Andy, and the Wuest family. We had many fun family gatherings at the farm over the years. We send our sincere condolences to the Hennekey family.

  9. Yvonne Cupolo on September 7, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    I am feeling sad that my Uncle Jack has passed on. He was a kind, generous , and sociable man. He was a very loyal brother to my Mom , and she loved her little brother Jack. My sympathy to his children and grandchildren , and all who knew and loved him.

  10. Michael Sullivan on September 10, 2020 at 8:27 am

    I remember all the summers I spent on the farm with my cousins and Aunt Joan and Uncle Jack. I learned how to swim, eat vegetables I didn’t think I liked. Swimming in the creek, catching fish. Going to the quarry for days of swimming and picknicks. Hours of playing capture the flag, hide and seek. To me the front yard was massive. I learned how to ride a horse, I think Lucky and Lindy (maybe Mindy). Peggy pulling multiple slivers out of my fingers. Summer nights with the whole family watching a movie and eating popcorn followed by everyone sleeping outside on the screened in porch. Peter was like my twin brother. Picking cucumbers so Aunt Joan could make pickles (which I learned to love). Uncle Jack would come home every night and break rocks up with a sledgehammer in the new barn floor he was building. The only time I saw him mad at me was when I started the tractor. I truly cherish those memories and still talk about it to people to this day. I believe those summers there helped shape the man I’ve become today. Thank you Aunt Joan and Uncle Jack and all my cousins for that time. Love to you all. Please feel free to reach out to me at 585-797-7710

  11. Barbara Born on September 10, 2020 at 9:15 am

    II am. So sorry to hear about the loss of. uncle Jack.He was a wonderful man. I remember days spent on farm and he taught me how to pick vegetables and collect eggs from chicken coup. He took me down creek to go swimming. He joked a lot was a great man. He was a great father and husband to his wife my Aunt Joan. I am sorry I haven’t seen him in last few years. Rest in the arms of Jesus Uncle Jack

  12. Charles and Judy Willis on September 13, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    We loved jack and Joan so much. We have wonderful memories of lots of golf and swimming. Exchanging books with Joan and of course Jack who was always there for all. I am smiling right now thinking about our fun times. We will miss Jack. The end of an era. So thankful we saw him last summer

  13. Jane (Albert) Weitzel on September 15, 2020 at 9:31 am

    I remember Jack fondly. He was kind and generous. I pray that his family be comforted at this time.

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