John Husack, age 72, of Jackson Street, Claremont, NH, died at his home surrounded by his family on Monday (March 8, 2021) following a period of failing health.
He was born in Wilkes Barre, PA, on May 25, 1948, the son of Harriet (Van Buskirk) Houssock and Stephen Houssock. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Neale) Husack; his two daughters, Christine Martin and husband Michael Martin Jr. and Cindy Ashe and husband Kevin Ashe; and two grandsons, Nolan Ashe and Michael Martin III. Two sisters, Alice Kondratick and husband Donald of Wilkes Barre; and Jackie Forte of Dothan Alabama; and two brothers, Stephen Houssock and wife Linda of Little Meadows, PA, and Daniel Houssock of Madison, ME. Also an uncle, Michael Houssock, from Pennsylvania and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Delores Norris and Nancy Barry; a niece, Leah Cool; and nephew, R J Cool; and a great niece Kaitlyn Cole-Acosta, all from Pennsylvania. Also a great niece, Christina Thatcher Cripps from Claremont, NH; a nephew, Tony Pattinson, from Florida; Elaine (Neale) Brewer, sister-in-law from Florida; and Gary Coolidge Sr., brother-in- law from Claremont, NH.
John graduated from Larksville High School, Larksville, PA, in 1966. He joined the United States Air Force and served till September 1970. He married Barbara Neale from Claremont, NH, on April 17, 1971. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April 2021. Before retirement, John was employed at MJ Hayward Mechanical Electrical Services in West Lebanon, NH, and over the years several machine shops in the Claremont area. John loved the outdoors. He very much enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, boating and camping with friends and family. He was a “jack of all trades” and would help anyone in need. He most of all loved his family and friends. He was very proud of his grandsons, Nolan and Michael, and loved them so much. He will be missed by many.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St. Claremont, NH. There will be no calling hours, but a graveside committal and celebration of life will be held in late spring.
You are invited to share a memory of John with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com
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