John Edward "Jack" DeLaet, age 79, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away on Oct. 2, 2012, at 10:40 p.m. at his son's residence in Larchmont, N.Y.
Jack was a native of Versailles, Ohio, and was born on April 12, 1933, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Edward and Leona (Pleiman) Delaet.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Snow) DeLaet of Bradenton, Fla., whom he married on Sept. 3, 1966; children, Cynthia and Nick Eilerman of Versailles, Ohio, Debra DeLaet and Todd Knoop of Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. David and Rebecca DeLaet of Larchmont, N.Y., and Edward DeLaet of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, Kyle, Ben, and Emily Eilerman, Edie and Daphne DeLaet Knoop, Jack and Allison DeLaet; and great-grandchildren, Claire, Olivia and Alexander Eilerman.
Jack was a CPA and partner in McCrate, DeLaet and Company, retiring in 1993. Jack is a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Versailles High School and Miami University, later serving in the United States Army.
He was a board member of the Versailles Savings and Loan, past president of the Lions Club in Versailles, past president of the Optimist Club in Sidney, past member of the Versailles Library Board, and past member of the Versailles Swimming Pool Board. Jack enjoyed all sports, including handball and tennis. He was the handball champion in Miami County for many years. He also enjoyed fishing with friends and most of all spending time with his family.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be made to the National Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the Versailles Library. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www?.zecharbailey.com.
Published in The Daily Advocate from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012