Jack K. VanGorder

Born: Sun., Oct. 15, 1939
Died: Wed., May 7, 2014

Gathering of Family and Friends

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 12, 2014
Location: Yost - Gedon Funeral Home

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Jack K. VanGorder, 74, of 423 W. Grape St., Lock Haven passed away May 7, 2014 at the Jersey Shore Hospital, Jersey Shore. He was born in Lock Haven, Oct. 15, 1939 and was the son of the late Wilber and Helen Marie Barnard VanGorder. Jack was united in marriage Sept. 8, 1962 to Deanna Vuocolo VanGorder who survives.

Jack had attended the Bald Eagle Nittany High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from March 1960 to March 1961. He was baptized at the Mill Hall Church of Christ where he was a member. In his younger years, Jack had worked at the Clinton Country Club, Bob Shadle Furniture and had driven truck working for North American Van Lines transporting coast to coast. He had also been a Metropolitan Life Insurance Agent in the area for over 20 years and had retired from Ingram Fuel Co. where he had worked for 16 years. Jack was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, he was Club Champion of the Belles Springs Golf Club in 1980.

He is survived by his wife Deanna; two sons, David Scott (Gretchen) VanGorder of Lock Haven and Jack K. (Susanne) VanGorder of Lock Haven; two daughters, Shelly (James) McKernan of Williamsport and Leslie Clukey of Lock Haven. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Yarnell and Linda VanGorder, both of Florida; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Charles, and Robert VanGorder and four sisters, Ruth VanGorder, Dorothy Honetor, Alice Winkelman and his twin sister Jean Duzan.

Family and friends will be received in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, Monday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Knapper Clinic/ Hematology/ Oncology or the Great Strides A to Z Foundation through the funeral home.

Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com.


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Wendi Spicher and Family
   Posted Thu May 08, 2014
Dear Leslie and Family,

I know there are no words of comfort that can fill the void in your heart. I hope you take comfort knowing that we are thinking and praying for you. Please let us know if there's anything we can do for you.

Our deepest sympathy,
Wendi, Spike, Hanna, and Mitchell

Tina, Terry, Cameron, and Tanner
   Posted Fri May 09, 2014
Dearest Shelly and Family ~ I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Please know that we are praying for you and your family. God Bless!

Melinda Kershner
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
Leslie and Family,
I am so sorry..... May God be with you and your family through this difficult time.


Raymond Eldred
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
I know the emptiness in your heart, the lost feeling in your soul, But time heals those feelings. I still catch myself doing something here at the house and find myself reaching for the phone, because I want to share it with not only my father but my best friend. I then realize he is gone, but only from my sight. Deep inside, I know he has already seen what i have done. He was the inspiration, the reason I put forth the effort in what I was doing. You will find this and will realize he's still there. Prayers for every one.

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