John W. Terrell, ”Jack” age 83, of Yeadon, PA passed away peacefully on April 23, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 24, 1937 in Philadelphia, to the late John E. Terrell and the late Agnes (nee Miller). Jack attended St Monica’s Catholic School, then St Louis Catholic School after moving to Yeadon as a child. He graduated from West Catholic High School for the Boys, class of 1955, where he played football. Jack honorably served in the National Guard and had an early career as a journalist, for the Catholic Star Herald. He later worked as a Postman, for the Yeadon Borough, and retired as a Night Watchman for the Merion Cricket Club.
Jack enjoyed taking family vacations, staying at the Impala Inn,Ocean City NJ. They would also visit his parent’s summer home in Wildwood Crest, across the street from Sunset Lake.
Jack enjoyed photography; he would often take photos of beach scenes, specifically seagulls, and the boardwalk. His favorite TV shows included “Laurel and Hardy”, “Abbott and Costello”David Letterman, and the X-files. Everyone in the house, could hear his laugh, and know what he was watching. Jack also enjoyed mystery and suspense including James Bond movies. In addition, his favorite Bond character was Sean Connery. He was also an avid Carly Simon fan. Jack was loved for his dry sense of humor and a quick wit. He would sing, “Show me the way to go home” and “On the way to Cape May”.
Survived by his devoted children: Jacqueline Smith (Chuck), Kristin Weber (Bruce), and Timothy Terrell (Jennifer). Loving Grandfather of Miranda & MacKenzie Smith, Colton & Fallon Weber, and Justin & Brandon Terrell. Dear brother of Mary Jane Terrell and Kathleen Terrell.
Relatives and friends may attend a viewing, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM, Saint Louis Church, 821 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Yeadon, PA 19050. Followed by Funeral Mass 11:00 AM.
Interment, SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA
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