Poggi, John A. DELMAR John "Jack" Poggi M.D., 82, died on Monday, March 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born in Highland Falls on November 28, 1931, Jack was the son of the late John and Margaret Poggi and brother of the late Gloria Grey and the late Julie Shively. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Sherry Hartman Poggi; his children, John Jeffrey Poggi (and Elizabeth) of Norton, Mass., Joanne Quirk (and Joe) of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Judy Franco (and Steve) of Salem, Conn., and James Poggi (and Dawn) of Houston; his grandchildren, Brendan Quirk, Jonathan Poggi, Jenna Poggi, Nicolas Galley, Noelle Quirk, Christopher Poggi, Audrey Quirk, Evan Quirk, Travis Franco, Dalton Franco, Riley Poggi, Giana Franco, Connor Poggi and Carson Poggi. Upon graduating from Highland Falls High School, Jack matriculated into Fordham University, class of 1953. After obtaining a medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1957, he pursued a residency program at Albany Medical Center Hospital before entering private practice in pulmonary medicine. Jack's career spanned 39 years. His work included running a clinic at the Albany County Department of Health - Tuberculosis Clinic, consulting at the Albany County Nursing Home, and conducting military physical examinations. Jack held numerous memberships and elected positions with the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society. Jack also served the
of New York State as a board member and president, receiving the Christmas Seal Hall of Fame Award in 2003. Jack was a die-hard New York Giants and New York Yankees fan, following season after season without abandon. Jack also enjoyed fairways and greens and high sea adventures with friends. Culinary and gustatory pursuits led to wonderful meals and exciting destinations for Jack, his family, and friends. Jack's breadth of knowledge, deep compassion, good common sense, and engaging sense of humor have endeared him to family, friends, colleagues, and patients. Jack will be forever remembered and greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial celebration of Jack's life will be set for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
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Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2014