Charles John “Jack” Yaeger, Jr., of Lockport, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, in Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Born on March 18, 1927, in Lockport, he was the son of the late Charles John and Catherine (Lacey) Yaeger. Jack proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He participated in the Honor Flight Buffalo, October 18, 2014. Accompanied by his daughter-in-law, Kristin, he was the oldest veteran on that trip and the only Marine.
Jack married the former, Mary Ann Bush on June 25, 1955. He was a self-employed local general contractor for over 50 years. Jack actively played and excelled at golf, tennis, bowling and skiing and owned and piloted his own plane out of Royalton, NY.
Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ann Yaeger; four children, Pete (Lee Ann), Peggy (Edward) Wall, Patricia (Jimmy) Perry and John (Kristin); Five grandchildren, Lacy (Daniel) Clark, Jacob Yaeger, Brittany (Mark) Shugar, Kaitlin Yaeger and Michael Yaeger; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Caura Clark and Layne Shugar and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings, Dorothy Glassner and William and Robert Yaeger.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at langefuneralhomeinc.com.
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