John "Jack" S. Aldridge, Sr. Wednesday, June 13, 1934 - Friday, September 8, 2017

Cresaptown, MD-

John “Jack” S. Aldridge, Sr., 83, of Cresaptown, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Born June 13, 1934 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John Writer Aldridge and Ethel (Kesner) Aldridge.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Judith Ann (Bond) Aldridge; and, a sister, Daisy Aldridge Burns.

Jack attended LaSalle High School and graduated from Ridgeley High School. He went on to V.M.I. and then entered the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mr. Aldridge retired from the Celanese Corporation, having been a manager in the manufacturing department.

He belonged to St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Jack enjoyed being a member of the Mountainside Marines Detachment 1071, where he served in several offices.

Survivors include his two children, John S. Aldridge, Jr. and wife Barbara, and Tammy Aldridge Seeley and husband Rod; his pride and joy, granddaughters, Sarah, Rachel, and Adison; his sister, Carol Aldridge Newman and husband Jim; and, many loving cousins.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene Street, Cumberland, on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 6-9 PM.

The Mountainside Marines will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home on Monday at 7:00 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Shrine of SS. Peter & Paul on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11 AM, with Rev. James Watson, OFM, Cap, as celebrant.

Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, where military honors will be accorded by Ft. Cumberland Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 1050 E. Industrial Blvd., Ste. #3, Cumberland, MD 21502 or to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Join us on Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 2:45pm

Tammy & Johnny,
I remember many wonderful times at your home with you, Tammy. I remember your Mom upset when the Beatles broke up. I also remember your dad teaching me how to waltz. The Halloween party. But most of all how kind your parents were to me. My deepest condolences to you both & your families.