Byrne, John "Jack" Brett
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Riverside, California: Died suddenly October 14, 2012 after a brief illness. Formerly of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Westerly, Rhode Island, Mr. Byrne was born in Rochester, New York April 24, 1919 to Mary (Brett) Byrne and Frank T. Byrne. He attended Notre Dame University, graduating from the University of Miami. Mr. Byrne served in World War II in the Pacific as a glider pilot for the Army Air Corps and was awarded 4 Bronze Service Stars for New Guinea, the Western Pacific, Southern Philippines, and Luzon. Mr. Byrne worked in accounting and sales in NY and RI, then formed a successful management consulting firm.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Jean (Meisenzahl) Byrne, he is survived by his children Kathleen Byrne, Lake Arrowhead, CA; John Byrne, Riverside, CA; Loraine Byrne, Matunuck, RI; Margaret Byrne, Wickford, RI; and Juliet Byrne, Tequesta, FL; his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved granddaughter Jennifer Lamphier.
After a private service, Mr Byrne's ashes were interred at Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Nov. 4, 2012