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Official Obituary of

John Robert Pakan

July 28, 1925 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

John Pakan Obituary

Charlotte, NC - John Robert Pakan, 98, died Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at his residence after a short illness.

Born in Green Island, he was son of the late Stephen Pakan and Susan Dubrava Pakan and husband of the late Marguerite Wilder Pakan. He was raised in Poestenkill and resided in Clifton Park for 44 years. John was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1943 and Cornell University in Economics Marketing, class of 1953.

John was the Business Manager of the Research Center, then Purchasing Manager for Schenectady International for 17 years retiring in 1992. Prior to that he worked several years on the family farm in Poestenkill and at Alleghany Ludlum, Titanium Metal Corp., IDS in investments and the General Dynamics Electric Boat Company building the Trident submarine.

He was a member of Acacia Fraternity at Cornell, Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Noble Callahan American Legion Troy, Shenendehowa United Methodist Church and Matthews, NC United Methodist Church.  John was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid reader, especially of US History and scientific inventions and was also a social member of the Clifton Park - Halfmoon Emergency Corp. 

Survivors include a son, Dwight J. Pakan, Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Dwight Joseph and Thomas Stephen Pakan; a nephew, Robert Pakan and a niece, Mildred Pakan.  He was predeceased by a brother, Walter S. Pakan and his beloved daughter-in-law Elizabeth (Newell) Pakan. 

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, with a funeral service to follow at 11 AM with Rev. Leland Carlson II, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy.  

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of John Robert Pakan to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum 250 Rudy Chase Drive Schenectady, NY 12302 or Matthews United Methodist Church 801 S. Trade Street Matthews, NC 28105.  We recommend using the website to share or send condolences, light a candle, view videos or for service directions.

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April 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Funeral Service
April 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180


Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Drive, Schenectady NY 12302

Matthews United Methodist Church
801 S Trade St., Matthews NC 28105


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