John Hancock, 82, had a brother in Sherman
John "Jack" Alfred Hancock, 82, of Danbury, died June 28. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Hancock, and daughter, Gail Zaleta.
In March of 1958, Mr. Hancock was honorably discharged from the Army, in which he had proudly served as a corporal in the 43rd Division.
In addition to his family, he was most proud of his amateur boxing career, with the highlight bout of KO'ing his opponent in 1946, with former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey as honorary referee.
He leaves behind two sons, Mark Hancock, of Highland, N.Y., and Glenn Tremont, of Bethel; three grandchildren, Megan Hancock, Ashley Penn and Jamie Kaffka; a brother, Robert Hancock, of Sherman; best friends, Ron Struski and Freckles, as partners in escapades, his friends at JK's, his dear friend, Catherine Hamill, and his neighbors at Kimberly Place.
Along with his wife and daughter, he was predeceased by four brothers, Richard, Harold, Donald and George.
At Mr. Hancock's request, funeral services will be private.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.