John Everett ‘Jack’ Lichty, 83, of Wilmot, NH, died on 06/04/12 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Truman Lionel & Minnie Alice (Swanson) Lichty.
Jack served for 24 years in the US Air Force, during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Most of his career was spent as an FTD Instructor on the KC-135 airplane. Upon retirement, he lived in Center Barnstead and was active on the volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service and helped to establish the local militia for the Bicentennial in 1976.
Later he taught small engines, welding, power mechanics and driver’s education at Pittsfield High School, earning the nickname of Fuji. He was admired and loved by all of his students, friends and family. He worked at Jordan Milton Machinery in Contoocook for many years as Technical Service manager and later at Cricenti’s in New London. His last job was as a bus driver for the Kearsarge School District, where the students worshipped him due to his caring ways. He was a friend and mentor to many, young and old.
He was a lifelong Boy Scout, a member of the First Congregational Church in Wilmot and had served as a deacon there. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Cardigan Lodge #38, American Legion Post #40, Masonic Lodge #81 and the AF Sergeants Assoc. He was a long time volunteer at the NH Veteran’s Home and helped to establish the Parkinson’s Support Group in New London.
Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Joyce (Robertson) of Wilmot, daughters, Susan of Lempster, NH., Sabra Lichty-Muzzana and Linda Lichty-Filyaw, both of Ketchikan, AK and son, John B. of Poultney, VT., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by stepdaughters, Cyndee Locke of Andover, NH and Nancy Swanson of Orrington, ME. He is predeceased by a grandson, Eric Lichty Robb.
There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 21 at 2PM at the historic Old North Wilmot Church in North Wilmot.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. An online guest book can be found at www.legacy.com.
Chadwick’s Funeral Service, LLC is in charge of arrangements.