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John Kenneth Houseknecht Jr., 56, Endwell, N.Y.

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. He was an 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 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 AVRE. He loved golf, trivia, reading and karaoke. He was a Washington Redskins fan, a Trekkie and enjoyed traveling.

He was fond of his two French bulldogs, Moe and Maddie. His wife, Dianne, was his best friend.

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

He is survived by his wife, 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 and her husband, Corky Miller; brothers, James Houseknecht and Thomas Houseknecht; sister, Yvonne Davis; nephew, Jason Humphries; and grandchildren, Christian, Erin, Hannah, William, Lilly, Luke, Katelyn and Dylan.

A service was held Oct. 6 at Allen Memorial Home, Endicott. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic.

Memorial contributions may be made to AVRE, Magic Paintbrush Project or the humane society of one’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville.