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John F. Van Tassel Sr.

April 18, 1940 — September 5, 2020

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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