John "Jack" Longacre Sr.

John "Jack" Longacre, Sr.

AGE: 75 • St. Georges

John J. "Jack" Longacre, Sr., age 75, of St. Georges, DE, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Jack was an entrepreneur who was involved in various business operations. He raised thoroughbred race horses, owned Jack's Buffet, Triangle Auto Sales, Bridge Auto Sales, and Jack's Deli. Jack also served as head cook at the Howard Weston Senior Center. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan. Jack was a member of Moose Lodge 1578.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Rose Longacre; 3 sons: Andy Longacre, Bruce Davis (Susan), and Thomas Davis (Amy); daughter, Jaclyn (significant other, Roger); 2 grandchildren, Brianna and Mackenzie; 2 brothers, C. Howard "Butch" Longacre (Laura) and Frank Longacre (June); and brother-in-law, Wilbur Alger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Anna Longacre; daughter, Catherine Longacre; son, John Jesse Longacre, Jr.; brother, Harvey Longacre, Jr.; and sister, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Alger.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 9:30-11 AM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, De 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Jack's life at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Jack's memory to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Ste. 100, Wilmington, DE 19810. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Funeral Home

Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
(302) 731-5459

Published in The News Journal on Mar. 18, 2014