John “Jack” W. Aldrich

June 3, 1936 - December 16, 2017

John “Jack” W. Aldrich, 81, a Cape Coral resident since 2007, formerly of California and Hawaii passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born June 3, 1936 in Patchogue, N.Y. to John and Doris Aldrich, now deceased.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Barbara Aldrich of Cape Coral, three loving children, John J. Aldrich (Nang) of the Northern Mariana Islands, Debbi Gaffney (Brian) of Brevard, N.C., James Tecarr (Joel Weis), a granddaughter, Maile, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Jack was preceded in death by his brother, George Aldrich and his sister, Patricia Schackman.

Jack will be dearly missed by the many friends made during his long career as a mortgage banker in Hawaii and California. He also served his country in the Army’s 82nd Airborne division, was involved with the space program and was a member of the American Legion Post 90, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2199 and other organizations. Perhaps Jack’s most notable contribution was his wonderful sense of humor. He brought so much love and laughter into so many lives, and for that he will be affectionately remembered. He was a true gentleman.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 4th, at 11:00 am in the Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or a charity of your choice.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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