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Jack Carlton Litteau, USAF (Retired)November 13, 1943 – January 01 2019
Jack Carlton Litteau January 1, 2019. It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Jack Litteau announces his passing on January 1st at the Syracuse VA Medical Center at the age of 72 following a courageous battle with ALS.
Jack, the son of the late Donald and Betty Litteau, was born in Oneida, NY, Birth on 13 Nov 1946, graduated from Holland Patent High School and attended Mohawk Valley Community College. He worked at Anheuser Busch Brewery as a journeyman and maintenance machinist, retiring in 2003.
Jack was a very proud 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, 174th Air National Guard, Syracuse, NY. He was also a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and Pedro Rescue Helicopter and the Air Rescue Association. For many years Jack was a Volunteer Fireman with the Stittville and Floyd Fire Departments.
Jack and his wife Beverly lived in Skaneateles, NY for over 30 years where they enjoyed the company of the many friendships they developed before moving to Camillus, NY in early 2017. Jack loved old cars, Classic cars, all cars and for many years enjoyed both participating in the Syracuse Nationals car show, as well as admiring all the other cars entered. Jack was known to be able to “gut” an old car, put it back together and make it “show worthy”. Combining his desire to help others and the love of being outdoors, Jack spent many hours volunteering at the Matthew 25 Farm in Vesper, NY.
Jack was predeceased by a step-daughter, Janet White. He is survived by his loving wife Beverly Ianuzi of Camillus, NY; four daughters, Vicki (William) Wunderle of Woodbridge, VA, Sherri Torrence of Rome, NY, Sondra Butcher (Steve) of Rome, NY and Carla Litteau of Spafford, NY; three step-children, Stephen (Barbara) Ianuzi of New Woodstock, NY, Sharon (Michael) Beney of Camillus, NY and Alan (Roseanne) Ianuzi of Pennelville, NY; one grandchild, Dylan Jeremy Litteau; six step-grandchildren and 5 step-great grandchildren.
Jack was an active member of the Skaneateles United Methodist Church, Jordan Road, Skaneateles, NY.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff on 4 South at the VA hospital for the compassionate and excellent care they provided during Jack’s 18 month stay there. Calling hours will be held at Skaneateles United Methodist Church, Jordan Street on Friday, January 11th from 1:00-3:00 PM with a celebration of Jack’s life immediately following. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Matthew 25 Farm, 919 Mechanic St., Tully, NY, 13159 or to the ALS Association’s Upstate Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2019.https://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?n=jack-litteau&pid=191159473&fhid=11719