Military Service: 324th Infantry
John was born and raised in South Philadelphia, attended South East Catholic High School and was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. John served in WWII and was proud to be a Veteran of the 324th Infantry. He was a longtime employee of GE and also worked for the IRS as an employee and volunteer. John was a consummate volunteer and a proud member of many organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, The Men of Malvern, St. Gabriel’s Parish, Catholic War Veterans, the American Legion, USO, Norwood Boy’s Club , Philadelphia Mummers Comic Division and his position as family historian. His most impressive accomplishment was his devotion to family. PopPop Jack will be remembered fondly for his Sunday Morning Family Breakfasts, his talent for storytelling and his kazoo.
Roger M Fake
Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corps
Roger graduated from Palmyra High School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, flying B24s on 41 missions in the South Pacific. He retired from accounting at the Hershey Chocolate Corporation in 1985 after 40 years of service. He was a man of routine and enjoyed steak, shrimp, french fries, exercising, and swimming laps at the fitness center. His love of flight continued later in life as he enjoyed flying his Beechcraft Musketeer. Although he and Maudie never had any children, they had many wonderful nieces and nephews who were dear to their hearts and who they called “their kids”.