In Memory of






Obituary for John F. "Jack" Trankle Jr.

Trankle, John F. Jr. - (Cross) July 17, 2019 - Beloved husband of 70 years to Josephine L. (nee Leicht) Trankle. Devoted father of Judith (Herbert) Schneegass, John III, James (Julie), Joseph (Joan) and Jerome (Deborah) Trankle. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dear brother of Helen Palumbo, Geraldine D'Angelo, Bernard (Mary Ann) Trankle and the late Margaret Leary. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. 911 Englewood Ave. on Friday, July 19th from 3 to 7 PM. Where funeral services will be held Saturday, July 20th at 9:00 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church (263 Claremont Ave.) at 9:30 AM. John was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was very active in the church as a member of the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Council 3076, and was instrumental in helping establish the Blessed Sacrament Athletic Club baseball program. He was also a member of the Bell Ski Club and active in the German-American Federation.
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