John F. “Jack” Duffy, 69, of Boyertown, formerly of Norristown, husband of Roxanne (Slack) Duffy, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Reading Hospital.
Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of two loving parents, Francis and Mary (Bruno) Duffy.
Jack was a member of St. Columbkill RC Church. In raising and providing for his loving family, Jack worked for the former AT&T/Lucent/Agere as an operations engineer from 1971-2005. He then went on to work for Kravco-Simon till his retirement in 2013.
Jack enjoyed many passions in life. He was fond of art, celebrating the works of Dali and M.C. Escher, and almost every vacation included a visit to a museum. He was an avid photographer, experiencing and capturing time with family and the beauty in nature through photography. Jack showed a deep admiration for all musical stylings ranging from Steven Wilson and Genesis to the Beatles, TSO, and Rolling Stones. One could find Jack combining and expressing his love of the arts and knowledge of mathematics and engineering through his woodworking and many DIY home improvement projects.
More recently Jack enjoyed traveling across the country with his grandson Brian, checking out different state parks, visiting other countries with his oldest friends and wife, having splash ball fights in the pool with his children and grandchildren, as well as tasting deliciously crafted microbrews from across the nation with his daughters and sons-in-law. But Jack’s greatest passion of all was for his wife of 46 years and his family. He was a loving husband, devoted son, amazingly supportive dad, and doting grandpa.
Surviving with his wife are daughters Colleen V. McQuaid, wife of Christopher, and Angela M. Duffy, wife of Travis Chapa; grandchildren Brian, Logan, and Lily; and sisters Rosemary Phillips, Jean Marquardt, and Cindy Alesczyk. He is predeceased by his son Shane K. Duffy.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 29, 11:30AM at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:30AM to 11:15AM at the church.