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John Kenneth “Jack” Houseknecht Jr., 56, of Endwell, N.Y., died Oct. 2, 2012.

He was born in 1956 in Fort Knox, Ky., and grew up in Springfield, Va. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia, and went on to have a successful career in finance. He previously resided in Hagerstown and Lusby, before moving to Endwell, N.Y. He was a dedicated employee at Andrews Federal Credit Union in Suitland as the senior vice president of Lending and CEO of SSA Federal Credit Union in Baltimore before bringing his many talents to Visions Federal Credit Union in Endicott, N.Y. He was the 2002 Maryland League Professional of the Year and a candidate for the NCUA Board of Directors. He was a philanthropist at heart, and was a board member of the Magic Paintbrush Project and A.V.R.E. He was devoted to his family; he loved golf, trivia, reading and karaoke. He was a Washington Redskins fan and a “Trekkie,” and enjoyed traveling. He loved his two French bulldogs, Moe and Maddie, who were very dear to him.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Kenneth Houseknecht.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Dianne Houseknecht; daughters, Kristin Houseknecht, Claire Houseknecht and her husband, Seth, Carrie Shaffer and her husband, Jason, Kristy Doughty and her husband, William, and Jennifer Seymour and her husband, James; son, Justin Brock and his wife, Samantha; mother, Hortensia (Corky) Miller; brothers, James Houseknecht and Thomas Houseknecht; sister, Yvonne Davis; nephew, Jason Humphries; grandchildren, Christian, Erin, Hannah, William, Lilly, Luke, Katelyn and Dylan; and many friends and coworkers.

Family will receive friends at from 10 a.m. until the service at noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at Allen Memorial Home in Endicott, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to A.V.R.E.; to Magic Paintbrush Project; or to the Humane Society of one’s choice.