John J. Trant

John J. Trant, Jr. John "Jack" J. Trant, Jr., 83, of Shippensburg, formerly of Cambridge, Mass., died on the evening of Monday, November 4, 2013, at his home, with his family at his side. He was born on November 6, 1929, in Cambridge, Mass., a son of the late John J. and Elizabeth D. Daily Trant, Sr. Jack was a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran of the Korean War, enlisting on November 21, 1950 and honorably discharged on November 20, 1953, having served on the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell. He was an active member of the Naval Sea Cadets, Yankee Division, Campbell Association and continued to be involved in many different veterans organizations throughout his life. Jack worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Rescue Diver, retiring in 1999 after 36 years of service. Earlier in life, Jack was a member of the Massachusett's State Guard and he was also a former Cambridge, MA, police officer. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen E. Williams, her husband Andrew P. Williams, and his grandson, Wyatt John Andrew Williams, of Shippensburg. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Trant. His memorial mass will be held at a later date and time. The Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg, has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at Memorial contributions may be made to a veteran's organization of one's choice. A beloved father and grandfather, now at peace: The Lord is my pilot; I shall not drift. He lights me across the dark waters. He steers me through deep channels. He keeps my log. He guides me by the star of Holiness for His name's sake. As I sail through the storms and tempests of life, I will dread no danger, for You are near me; Your love and care shelter me. You quieten the waves with oil, my ship rides calmly. Surely sunlight and starlight shall be with me wherever I sail, and at the end of my voyaging I shall rest in the port of my Lord.

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Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc.
112 West King Street Shippensburg, PA 17257
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Published in Public Opinion on Nov. 6, 2013