John "Jack" S. Wilson


John “Jack” S. Wilson, 83, passed away on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Amsterdam, NY on July 17, 1933, he was the son of Samuel and Bessie Wilson. He was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School, Class of 1951.

Jack worked at General Electric Co in Schenectady and Roanoke, Virginia, for over 40 years. He was an avid cyclist and enjoyed tennis, golfing and woodworking. He was a car enthusiast.

Jack was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. He treasured the time he spent with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Bessie; sister Beverly and brother Samuel. Jack is survived by his sister Esther Miller; his children Kathleen Cleary (Bob), Patricia Green (Chuck), Diane Streit (John), Janice Alvord (Todd), Peter Wilson, Linda Gawrys (Jeff), and their mother Joan Schwab; grandchildren Miles, Barbra (Scott), Josh (Amanda), Mindy, Jody (Adam), Jonathan (Ashley), Eric (Rebecca), Elizabeth (Brian), Lucas, Cody, Dane, Gretel, Kate, Brant and Kristen; great grandchildren Pearl, Isaac, Emogene, Caroline, Delilah, Zoe, Ava, Helena, and Arianna; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, June 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 22 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jack may be made to the Building Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

The family would like to thank Saratoga Hospital ICU for the excellent service by their nurses and physicians. A special thank you to Dr. Kandath, Dr. Jameson and Dr. Gelman for their special care throughout the years.

Guest Book

Candace Hegan

He lives on in the memories of all whose lives he has touched with his kind and gentle soul. I am honored to have known him. My thoughts are with all of you.

Tim Francis

Sorry for your loss. The Wilson family are in my prayers.

Eileen Corrado

June 20, 2017
I have had the honor of knowing Jack, Kathy's dad, for more than 40+ years. From the first time we met until the last time, last summer, he made me feel like part of the family. He raised a wonderful family that has "stuck" together through thick and thin times! He will be missed.

Linda Frommer Griffin

My deepest condolences. Jack was the kindest, most tender-hearted soul. You are all in my prayers. I wish I was there to hug you Linda! Before you guys moved in at 57 Hyde Blvd., your Dad came up and was building a dog pen for Jamey. I followed him around and he told me all about you Linda and how he was so happy that his Linda would have another Linda that was the same age. He said we could ride bikes and we'd go to the same school. I think when you arrived I already knew all about you and overwhelmed you! What a great man!

Joann Theilemann

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss.
Brian and Joann

Rolfe Lawson

Dear Kathy, please accept our condolences on the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope we will see you sometime this week. Much love from us both.

Monica Ouellette

Diane, Kathy, Linda, Jan, Pat and Peter.

I am so sorry for your loss. I always remember how kind and gentle your father was while having a great sense of humor. He will truly be missed.

Becky Armer Rossi

Jan so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Carrie & Alan Cunningham

To all of Jacks family, I knew how much you loved him! He was a lucky man to have all of you. Remember he loved all of you! It is hard at this time, but so many people loved him and are grieving for him. He will always be at your side! I have been through this. I am here for all of you. Say his name, put a smile on your face, and think of that smile! Jack is with you. I love all of you. Carrie C. Prayers for all

Robin Reed

He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.