Press-Republican

September 11, 2013

JOHN E. "JACK" GRAFFUNDER


Press-Republican

---- — WILLSBORO — On Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, Willsboro Point Mayor, his "unofficial" title, Jack Graffunder passed away peacefully at his home on the lake.

Jack was born Nov. 4, 1948 in Troy, N.Y., the only child of Frank and Ruby Graffunder.

He graduated from high school in Waterford, N.Y. and from the State University of New York in Alfred, N.Y. with a degree in horticulture.

For 35 years, Jack worked as a claims examiner for NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance, a position he held until retirement. Upon his retirement, Jack decided to make Willsboro his home, after having spent summers there since 1958.

Jack was predeceased by both of his parents.

He is survived by his beloved canine companions, Snoopy and Bella, as well as a host of friends.

There will be a lakeside celebration of Jack's life at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29th. The ceremony will be held in front of Jack's home on Corlear Drive and will be officiated by his life-long friend Pastor Jerry Oliver.

Donations may be made in memory of Jack to the North Country SPCA, 7700 Rt 9N, Elizabethtown, NY 12932.