John D'Agostino

Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, November 25, 2022
Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home
201 E. Elm Street
Penn Yan, New York, United States

Obituary of John D'Agostino

John D. D'Agostino "Jack," 76, of Penn Yan, N.Y., quietly left our lives on Nov. 8, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Orlando and Virginia Fitzgerald D'Agostino in Geneva, N.Y., where he was raised and graduated from DeSales High School. Jack enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. When he returned home, he met his future wife, Nila Queener, on a blind date that led to 53 years of devoted love. He graduated from Cayuga Community College and started his 30 years of work at Gannett Rochester Newspapers where he worked as a printer, composer and in production. He was a strong union man and held many officer positions in the Empire Media Union. His life revolved around providing for his family and others, always doing anything he could to help someone. Jack retired early to enjoy his home he and his wife loved overlooking Keuka Lake. He loved the freedom he had to bicycle, do yard work, read, attend live theater and sporting events. He was thrilled to be a proud Papa and have a large role in the lives of all of his grandchildren as their "Number 1 fan." The love, pride and connection he treasured with his three children now included them. He attended as many sporting events as possible to cheer them on. A kind, quiet and a man of his word with unparalleled integrity, Jack achieved all of his dreams, putting his family first. He always said he was "the happiest and luckiest man alive," but we were the luckiest because we had this remarkable man in our lives. Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by his in-laws, Harry and Fay Queener who loved him like a son. He is survived by his love and best friend, Nila; his children, John Jr. (Catherine), Laura (James) Voigt and Rahn D'Agostino. He also is survived by his grandchildren who he cherished, Carter and Brooke D'Agostino and JJ, Jarrett (Brynn), Bradley, Brenna (Brendan King) and Gianna Voigt; great-granddaughter Parker; a sister, Carol (John) Cataline and brothers-in-law, Harry (Patty) Queener and Frank (Marie) Queener; and several nieces and nephews as well as his loyal German Shepherd, Chapin. Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Townsend Wood & Zinger Funeral Home, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in his memory to Penn Yan Lacrosse, c/o 2963 St. Rte. 54A, Keuka Park, NY 14478 or to the Living Well, 121 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. Memories of Jack may be shared with his family and friends at
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