John Van Tassel

John F. "Jack" Van Tassel Sr.

Thursday, April 18th, 1940 - Saturday, September 5th, 2020
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Van Tassel, John F. “Jack” Sr.

Seneca Falls: John passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020.
Jack was born on April 18, 1940 in Seneca Falls, NY, the son of the late John & Alice Van Tassel. He was a Union Welder with the Local 73 Plumber & Steam Fitters Union out of Oswego, NY.

“John Deere Jack” as he was known amongst friends, belonged to the Finger Lakes Chapter 2 Cylinder Club, the NY Steam Engine Association and was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed anything racing, collecting John Deere tractors, watching wildlife, but most importantly, his family. There wasn’t anything Jack wouldn’t do for his kids and grandkids.

John is predeceased by his parents, John and Alice Van Tassel as well as his beloved wife, Mary Lu (Podgorny). Survived by a son, John (Tammy) Van Tassel; daughter, Suzan Van Tassel; grandchildren, Amanda (Rick) Van Tassel-Reed, Andrea (Lucas Fegley) Van Tassel, Samantha and Garrett Vermeulen; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Tanner, and Riley Reed, Gavin Jacobsen, as well as extended family and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls, NY.
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Virginia Beck

Posted at 12:20pm
Dear Suzan ,John and family’s, No more phone visits, no more coffee get togethers, I know I will miss him a lot I am sure that I cannot imagine how much you all will miss him. He was always there when I had a question and I know he was always there for his family. He loved his family more than anything else and I am sure he is looking down now keeping his eye on you. I am very sorry for your loss but he will live forever in your hearts. GOD BLESS HIS SOUL 🙏🙏. Love Ginny Beck

Ivy Javurek

Posted at 02:08pm
Uncle Jack you will truly be missed. Thoughts of you will always be there especially during the Daytona and Indianapolis 500. When we used to chat about the races. I dedicate the following poem to your memory.
Love you always

The bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of a loved one. But this is also good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly — that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with a limp.
~Anne Lamont~


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