Obituary of Jack W. Aldrich
ALDRICH, JACK W.
102 of St. Petersburg passed away at home surrounded by loving family on April 1, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Margaret “Peggy”Aldrich; son James Aldrich; grandson Timothy Aldrich; sister Patricia Aldrich. Jack is survived by his sons, Tom Aldrich (Patty), Bill Aldrich; grandchildren, Gwen Anderson, Thomas Aldrich, Shelby Aldrich, Tracy Aldrich, Kim Aldrich and Brian Cikra; 10 great-grandchildren; and many loving friends. He retired from the St Petersburg Times and then taught word-processing & typing at Tomlinson for over 25 years. In addition, he played as a professional jazz pianist through his 90’s. His hobbies included fishing, tending to his garden of exotic pepper plants, typing letters to his family & friends, playing piano in his home, watching sunsets and sipping his favorite red wine. Jack lived on his own until the end and drew strength from his faith, love and support from family and his many friends. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church for 72 years. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 6pm-7pm, followed by a celebration of life at 7pm; both at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home – 2201 Dr, MLK St. N., St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to St. Paul’s Catholic Church or Suncoast Hospice.