John S. "Jack" Aldenderfer passed away Aug. 18, 2013. He was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Collomsville, Pa. In 1942, he married Arlene Keller. Shortly after, he was drafted into the Army Air Corps, serving with the 315th Bomb Wing in Guam. After discharge, he and Arlene settled in Williamsport to raise four children. Jack began a career as a night clerk with the Postal Service and worked up to Acting Postmaster in Canton. The couple retired to Port Orange, Fla., in 1978, where they became active as volunteers at the Port Orange Library and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Jack was especially active with the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also an avid reader, a Civil War buff, an amateur carpenter, and a lover of crossword puzzles. He had many friends of all ages who will remember him for his ever-present pipe smoking, his sense of humor, his integrity and willingness to help. His wife of 71 years, Arlene, died June 9, 2013. He leaves behind four children: sons J. Michael (Jackie), of Port Orange, and David (Michaline) of Williamsport; and daughters Rita and Judy of Port Orange, Fla. He has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
John S. ‘Jack’ Aldenderfer