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John Tracey

Troy-John Anthony (Jack) Tracey, “Pop”.   He passed away May 28, 2020 at 84 years old. He was the husband of 61 years to Josephine (JoAnn) Daum Tracey. The son of John A and Sally Burns Tracey.  Jack and JoAnn lived for over 55 years in the Albia section of Troy, where they raised their family of 6 children.

Jack attended Troy Catholic Schools and Cortland State College. He was an Army Veteran serving honorably during the Korean War (53-56) where he had great memories of his time in Germany.  He was a long time American Legionnaire, a Democrat Committeeman for 20 years, a lifetime Yankee fan, and a coach of many Spring Little League teams back in the day. For many years he enjoyed golfing and fishing with his kids, grandkids and friends both here in and in Florida with the north country gang. As a boy he enjoyed all sports and played basketball and football for CCHS in Troy.

Jack was happiest with JoAnn and his kids.  He loved his family dearly and was very proud of their accomplishments. He especially enjoyed many backyard parties and the annual camping trip at Moffits.

Jack was employed in construction and worked for NYS Thruway Authority, Renss Co Highway Dept., and he retired from the City of Troy in 1993 as a Maintenance Supervisor after 32 years of civil service.

After retiring Jack and JoAnn spent many happy winters in the Englewood area of Florida, in the Village of Holiday Lake. When there, he was a founding member of the Boat Club and was a member of the Billiard and Golf Leagues and the Men’s Club.

For many years Jack dealt with many cancers, most notably Melanoma. Therefore, he has asked folks to think of St. Jude’s kids when they give their yearly gifts.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn and their wonderful family:  Michael (Marie) in Delmar, Matthew (Lori) in Eagle Mills, Mark (Aimee) in N.Troy, Kris Testo (Tony) in Troy, Jude Murphy in East Schodack, Jay (Karen) in East Greenbush.  16 Grandkids.  6 Great Grandkids.   His sister Joan (Dan) Fogarty in Malta.  Sister-in-law Charlene Cole in Gilboa, special niece Patty Cole Riley in Cleveland, special cousin Jean Leibach in Clifton Park, and his best golf buddy Steve (3-putt) Leibach.  Also, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special thank you for the professional care from Dr’s Parrotta, Beer, Kalas, Gregory, Weissman, Seguel and Sunken.  And a big hug to “Ritchie’s ladies”!

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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My deepest sympathies to you, Jo, and your family. I only met him once or twice, but I know from your conversations h was a wonderful man. God Bless you and give you strength at this time.

Linda Van Nederynen Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for your family.

Ruth & Gary Muraski Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

To the Tracey Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Rest In Peace Mr. Tracey.

Robin Vroman Pitts Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Dearest Tracey Family ~Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of sorrow. Sending you all much love & hugs and wishing you all find comfort among each other and with your loved ones. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Mr. Tracey.

Dawn Bechard Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Matty & family,Im so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Spike. So many great memories come to mind, I hope you all can take comfort in those memories. He was a great man. Sending my love and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.Skeeter

Dan Laviano May 31 2020 12:00 AM


CHIP CUNDIFF May 31 2020 12:00 AM

Jack I will miss your great big hello whenever we met. You were always a great supporter of mine, you were a great friend..thanks for being a real buddy.....

Frank Lamiano May 31 2020 12:00 AM

What a kind and gentle man. Always smiling, well miss you Jack! Sending prayers and hugs to his beautiful wife Joann, and family!

Kathy Clark May 31 2020 12:00 AM

We wish we meet him and his wife many years ago . What a great man. When we meet him at our sons and his granddaughters house he wouldnt leave until he said goodbye to us. He will be missed!

John Clark May 31 2020 12:00 AM

To all of the family ,we are so sorry for this loss and heartache,,he was a great man. may you all find comfort among each other,Rest InPeace Spike

The Canfield Family May 30 2020 12:00 AM

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