Gardening 08

John 'Jack' H. Markham

December 26, 1935 ~ April 23, 2022 (age 86)


North Greenbush - John ‘Jack’ H. Markham, 86, died suddenly Saturday, April 23, 2022, at his residence .

Born in Cohoes, he was son of the late Harold Markham and Alice Dufort Markham and husband of the late Patricia A. Windover Markham, the love of his life. He was raised in Watervliet and resided in North Greenbush since 1963 living in the house that he built.

Jack survived and thrived after being run over by an ice truck at the age of 10.  As a teenager, he started his career as an auto mechanic at Harold Becker's Garage in Watervliet and left there when he became a father to work for Normanskill Dairy (later known as Crowley Foods) in Albany as a milk delivery man, retiring in 1994 after close to 30 years. He was a top salesman and was very proud of his Driver of the Year Award. 

He loved watching NY Yankees baseball and watching Sunday football, going to the Saratoga casino with his son Gary, and playing the horses with his nephew Frankie.  He also loved gardening and working around the house planting flowers, relaxing on the porch and watching the deer walking through his yard. Jack looked forward to hosting his high school friend's picnic every summer. He was a self-taught stockbroker and always eager to share his stock tips.  Jack was also a very proud Poppy to his two grandchildren, Alissa and Adam.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne (Keith E.) VanAmburgh, Troy; a son, Gary Markham, Colonie; a granddaughter, Alissa Kinner, Brooklyn; a grandson, Adam Kinner, Waterford; a sister, Gail Markham of West Sand Lake; a brother, Ed (Linda) Markham of Watervliet; several nieces and nephews; and his grandpuppies who he spoiled rotten, Bernie and Stella.  He was predeceased by his sister, Audrey Aransky and brother-in-laws, Frank Aransky and Jim Markham.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.  276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 11 AM-1 PM with a service to follow at 1 PM with Rev. Tom Holmes, officiating.

Interment will be immediately following in Memory Gardens, Colonie.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of John H. Markham to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. 

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April 27, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Funeral Service
April 27, 2022

1:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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