John “Jack” McCurdy

May 22, 1942 ‒ May 18, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John “Jack” McCurdy, 77, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born on May 22, 1942 in Kearny, New Jersey to the late John and Gladys (Ohneziet) McCurdy.

Jack honorably served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War.  He retired from TRW as a Supervisor.  Jack attended the Ebenezer United Methodist Church and was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge.  After retirement, Jack became a driver for the Amish community and was known as the “Mayor” of Pleasant View Acres.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Dana Henson of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Jesa (Christian), Taylor and Bryce; nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Koda.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a sister, Maureen Badey; brother, Brian McCurdy; and a niece.

Due to the current health situation, the family will have a private service.  A public graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Ebenezer Cemetery near Mount Vernon with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

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  • I’m so sorry to the family of Jack! He was a very special man. I will never forget him always willing to help. God speed Jack❤

  • Prayers to Dana & Family from our family to yours
    The Gantz’s
    Andrea &Mel Gantz
    Naomi & Amy Gantz

  • He was one of the great characters of our family, and we have many fond memories spent with him.
    So sorry that we cannot be there for all of you during this sad time.
    But know that we Love you all💕
    Uncle Stas & Aunt Sharon

  • Growing up Jack was part of our extended family. We would have a get together every Christmas Eve and celebrate with the McCurdy’s. I know my Dad was very grateful that he was our neighbor. Jack would of given the short of his back if we needed it. We were always welcome there no matter what. We would borrow his lawn mower to mow our lawn and Jack would say if you need anything else out of the garage just grab it. Dana you played a huge part in us growing up and we are all grateful for all you have done for us. Years later after we lost contact Jack found out I was a manager at Ruby Tuesday. He came in to see me and to tell me how proud my Dad would of been. The Egan’s love you Dana and we are so sorry for Jack’s passing.

  • Dear Dana and Family: Deepest sympathy to you and the entire family upon the loss of your loved one. I am sending my prayers for your comfort and consolation.

  • Jack was a special friend for many years and I will miss him. He was always there and always had the support when I needed it. Looked after my sister Irene at Kelsey. We will see him in heaven. God Bless his family

  • Thinking of you Dana. Your family was a big part of my childhood and I will always cherish our years at Pleasant View Acres! Your had had a contagious smile and unique laugh and I’ll always remember that! Take care and please let me know if you need anything ❤️

  • We are so very sorry to hear of “mr.jack’s” passing. We live right behind him on pleasant view. He was such a wonder man, who was so kind and caring. My kids liked to help him in the yard sometimes. And we always “ran some fresh eggs to mr. Jack” we would often chat, when he was out mowing with koda. And he often commented on getting such a laugh at koda waiting on the chickens, she would bark and trott but the chickens loved to tease her!. He will be missed greatly by us all and pleasant street edition will never quite feel the same. Godspeed. Mr. Jack, love the Pelletier family. Mike,Michelle, carmen,Ka’Ren, Ernesto, jeremiah,Andrew, narriha, narkwan,narrion and emily.

  • Dana and family,
    We were saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. He was one of a kind. He always waved or when he stopped at the neighbor’s, I could hear the laughter. That’s what I’ll miss the most, the laughter. We will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Allen & Susan Lester

  • Dana and family I just fou d out about your dad Gosh another one gone from the old hill. He and my dad had some ornery times. I ran into him many times while I was shopping now and then and we would always share stories. So sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort.

  • First to Jack, I know that you will see this message because you are looking down from heaven and still keeping an eye on pleasant view acres as you always have. You were my best friend and I always enjoyed it when we were sitting on my porch or in your backyard. We had the best of time , even the fishing trips we went on. Man some of the stories we shared. I’m going to miss you so much, until we meet again.
    To Dana and family, your daddy and grandpa was the best and my prayers are with you. Dana, if there is anything you need, please ask, your dad was always a giver.

  • Dana and family.
    Your Dad was a great neighbor. He was always willing to help everyone out. So sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry for your loss. Jack showed my family nothing but kindness since moving into the house next door. My deepest sympathies for your family.

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