John P. "Jack" Twardy

John (Jack) P. Twardy

 

On the morning of May 17, 2023, John (Jack) P. Twardy, 86, of Rotterdam, NY passed away peacefully at the Glendale Nursing Home.  

Jack was born in Albany, NY to Fred & Sadie Twardy.  He graduated from Roessleville High School in 1955 and went to work at Tobin Meat Packing Company for the next 20 years in the payroll department.  Jack loved to tell stories on how he met his wife Carol during their employment.  Jack also served in the NY Army National Guard for nine years.  Later in life, he worked for the Schenectady County Sherriff’s Department for 13 years and retired.  Jack and Carol relocated to Murrells Inlet, SC in 2005 and enjoyed many years with friends.

Jack was an active member in the Schenectady Liederkranz until it closed and the Elks Club.

Jack is preceded in death by his loving wife Carol (Poopsie) and his parents. He is survived by his children John (Jamie), Tim (Beverly), and Debbie (Bill).  Jack is also survived by grandchildren Charice, Brett, Alex, Ryan, Kyle, Evan, Sean, Josh and great-grandchildren Victoria, Prince and Dominick. 

Jack is also survived by his two brothers Robert and Fred and his sister Joan.  His children would like to thank Joan/Garry VanOrt, Bob/Betty Twardy, Fred/Carole Twardy and all of their children for their love and support these past few years.  Jack was affectionately known as “POPS” and has a special place in the hearts of all his “adopted” children including Greg Miller and Scott Straight and their families.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Glendale Nursing Home and especially to Anne Tedford.

Calling hours will be held this Sunday, May 21st from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home 1550 Rt. 9  in Clifton Park, NY 12065.  A Celebration of Life will be held in July.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Hospice at 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY  12208.