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John "Jack" J Nethercott
June 16, 1937 ~ June 13, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Jack Nethercott, 85, beloved husband and father, has left this earthly plane on Tuesday June 13, 2023 after a long illness.
Jack was born and educated in Port Chester, NY. His wonderful parents were the late Robert Nethercott and Anne Curtis Nethercott of Irenhyl Road. Jack was a United States Army veteran, an exemplary auto mechanic, and an owner of a service station, before joining Diebold in Elmsford, NY as a tech and retiring as one of the top engineers. Jack liked to be busy, and rather than retire completely he joined two other bank, vault and safe companies. His last employment was with Phoenix Diversified, where he put some of his many skills to use until he finally did retire in 2016, much to his boss’s dismay.
Since he was a teen he loved motorcycles and cars. His knowledge was vast, and he judged antique, vintage, custom, and modern cars at shows. He was presented an award by the Cos Cob, CT Rotary Club for his community volunteer work chairing these events. He and his beloved wife Barbara Elaine, who he married December 2, 1973, restored a 1958 T-Bird to beautiful condition. They won many first-place trophies at car shows in the tri-state area and beyond, and had many happy times together doing what they loved.
Jack loved flying small airplanes and although he had enough air hours, he never did get his pilot’s license. He was known for his sense of humor, his smile, and his ability to pretty much fix anything. What he didn’t know he figured out. Besides cars and motorcycles, his skills, talents, and hobbies included electrical, plumbing, masonry, high security bank, vault and alarm systems, NASCAR, playing guitar, and teaching cats to do silly tricks.
As an animal lover, he and his wife have enjoyed the pleasure of rescuing 17 cats over the years and also enjoyed the company of a grouse named CC “Crazy Chicken”. His two cats, Skittles and Cody, are currently sleeping on his bed and wondering when he’s coming home.
Jack was born into a large family of stone masons and clambake professionals. He was one of nine siblings, and the youngest of the boys. He often teased, “first came the five boys, then because he was so cute, the girls followed.” He loved his family.
Jack was predeceased by his beloved son John Nethercott in 2014, his ancestors, parents, and brothers, Richard (Nora, sister in law), Thomas, and Laurence Nethercott; sister Linda DeBell; sister Anne Ravenda, brother-in-law Gerald DeGraw; nephew Robert DeBell, and niece Audra DeBell.
Jack is survived by his devoted wife Barbara Elaine (Novakowski) Nethercott, daughter Catherine Santarsiero and her husband John Santarsiero. He is also survived by his siblings Raymond (Loretta) Nethercott, brother-in-law Audie DeBell, sisters Jane DeGraw and Regina Nethercott, as well as his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all.
Burial and graveside prayer service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Chester on Monday July 17th at 11:30am. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations sent to:
Wounded Warrior Project (https://woundedwarriorproject.org) or