Jack Lowell “Smiling Jack” Hemminger went to meet his Lord June 1, 2021 at Somerset Hospice House. He was born April 9, 1938 to Ralph Noah and Violet Vade (Lenhart) Hemminger. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Susan Joy Hemminger, two infant brothers and brother James R. Hemminger. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of over 62 years Martha Ann (Landis) Hemminger; three children and their spouses Sam (Christine) Hemminger, Mark (Wendy) Hemminger and Julie (Kevin) Zanoni. He dearly loved his grandchildren Nicole (Christopher) Yankoski, Faith Hemminger, Cody (Jessica) Hemminger, Noah Hemminger and Ryan Zanoni. He enjoyed watching his great grandchildren Carter Jack Yankoski, Chase Beckett Hemminger and Brooks William Yankoski play. Also survived by his brother Jay (Myra) Hemminger as well as many nieces and nephews. Jack graduated from Somerset Area High School Class of 1956 and received the American Farmers Degree in FFA. After graduation Jack worked on the family farm, for Robert Stahl, Agway Tire service, Agway Petroleum and Lowry Trailer Sales and Parks. He started Hemminger Mobile Home Service and later Hemminger Homes in 1972. He was active in many service clubs over the years that included Somerset Lions Club, and the Laurel Hills Lions Club. He was very proud of the Melvin Jones Award that he received from Lions Club International. He was a lifetime member of the Lions Club as well the Independent Order of ODD Fellows (IOOF), Masonic Lodge #358, Harrisburg Consistory and Jaffe Temple. He served on several boards over the years including PMHA (Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association), the Somerset County Blind Association, Masonic Temple board and church council. Jack was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and attended services regularly in person and virtually. Family will receive friends from 5 – 8 pm Friday and from 9 am until the time of service at 10 am Saturday to be held in the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home with Reverend Eric Ragor officiating. Interment in Lavansville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Hill Lions Club , Somerset County Blind Center or Grace United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank the staff at Somerset Hospice House for their great care of Jack while he was there. Condolences may be made at www.halversonfuneralhome.com.
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