Alvin F. Quack Jr, 93, passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 9, 2022. Alvin was born on Valentine’s Day 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lynn (Rice) and her husband Robert. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Jeri Lee (Hull), his son, Gregory Quack and his wife Melisa (NH), his daughter, Laura Burton and her husband Richard (NY), and his daughter, Susan Quack-Harris and her husband Keith (MA); his 10 grandchildren, Jessica (Burton) Edwards and her husband John (NE), Amanda Burton and her partner Sean Solanky (VA), Erica (Olson) Rosenbauer and her husband Ethan (NH), David Rice (NH), Ryan Olson and his wife Colleen (NH), Emily Quack and her partner Michael Catania (MA), Samantha Burton (NY), Tyler Keohane (NH), Brandon Keohane and his partner Morgan Shanley (FL), Jeffrey Burton (NY), and his eight great-grandchildren. He was also very close with his brother-in-law Mark Hull (ME).
Al always loved airplanes and flying. When he was a child, he would go to the local airfield to watch them take off and land. He enlisted in the Navy on September 8, 1948, and was based in Virginia, Bermuda, and Panama. He was also part of a flight crew scanning the ocean for submarines and enemy ships. After leaving the Navy he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he studied to be an airplane mechanic. He went to work at Eastern Airlines as an airplane mechanic and continued his studies to become a flight engineer. He always said, “being a flight engineer was the best job ever”.
While working for Eastern he met his wife Jeri who was working as an airline stewardess. After a whirlwind romance they were married only 4 months later. Eventually they settled in Groveland, Massachusetts to raise their family. He enjoyed family trips to New Hampshire and Maine for camping, skiing, snowmobiling, and boating. His airline career spanned over 45 years. When he retired at the age of 71, he had a total of 16,865 flight hours, worked for 22 different airlines in 39 different positions, and flew all over the world. After he retired, he bought a 1967 Lincoln and along with his son Greg and friend Dan Nihan they worked to restore it. He enjoyed going to car shows every summer.
“Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.”
Calling hours will be on Friday morning, September 16th from 11 am to 12 pm in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. Services will be at 12 pm in the funeral home, followed by his interment with Military Honors at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of Alvin with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com