Robert "Jack" Ebert, Jr.

Died: February 9, 2018
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“We’re supposed to take care of each other.” This is the guiding principle lived by Robert John (Jack) Ebert, Jr. Jack entered into his new life Friday, February 9, 2018. Jack was part of the fifth generation of his family to be born in Oswego, NY, joining them on January 19, 1943.

Jack was predeceased by his father Robert, and his mother Hazel, his sister Patricia, and his brothers William, Frederick, and David. Left to miss him is Cheryl, his wife of 42 ½ years. Sharing the loss are his brother Tom, sisters-in-law Geordie and Paula, his children Robert, Matthew, Jennifer and her husband Tom Turck, and Amy (Stone), grandchildren Daniel, Michael, Samuel, and Audrey, and Mohamed and Mary Afify (brother and sister by choice), Elodie, Serge, and Mathilde ( his family in France), as well as a large extended family.

Proud of his Catholic school education, Jack graduated from Oswego Catholic High School and Fordham University. He honored his father by dedicating his career to the car business, managing Ebert Buick in Oswego for many years before moving to the Southern Tier in 1978, where he quickly became respected for his professionalism and seasoned instincts for that business. He was most pleased when he could find the perfect vehicle for a friend. And his friends were many; “Everybody knows Jack” because he always stood out from the crowd.

Jack could be counted on to be available with his backhoe, trailers, snow plow or many power tools, and his clever solutions to challenges. He was a most reliable volunteer, stepping up to every request. He loved to host a good party with Cheryl, the many gatherings at their cottage, the decades-old, bi-weekly poker games, and, most memorably, his “Irish Wake” celebration of life on his 70th birthday. A testimony to Jack’s imagination and talents is the cottage that he and Cheryl designed and built at Thunder Lake, their “Paradise Found”.

Jack will be remembered for his honesty, dignity, unique humor, courage, quiet devotion to his faith, and loyalty to his commitments.

Deep appreciation is extended to the staff at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where Jack was given professional care and loving comfort. These health care workers perform a demanding job with patience and cheer.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9 am at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott Friday from 4-7 pm. In Jack’s honor, reflect on your life’s blessings with gratitude, and, in lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 N. McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.

‘Well done, good and faithful servant!” – Matthew 25:23

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Church Of The Holy Family


3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY, 13760

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Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery


501 Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, NY, 13790

Donation Information

Mercy House of the Southern Tier

Phone: (607) 321-1857

212 North McKinley Avenue
Endicott, New York 13760
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Died: February 9, 2018

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Sharon LaMay Wapen posted on 2/25/18

Jack was a great guy! He spent many hours growing-up at our house on 4th Street in Oswego! He was always happy, and we all welcomed him as one of our family members. He visited at Christmas to enjoy my Mother's delicious Christmas cookies! Sincere sympathy to his family! You were lucky to have him as yours'. The LaMay's


stew delong posted on 2/18/18



Linda Kuzawinski posted on 2/13/18

Jack has completed his job here on earth. The sad part is that those family and friends left behind need to adjust to carrying on without him. Jack will be missed.


Dave and Annette Gould posted on 2/13/18

Jack was always eager to help anyone who needed it. He cheerfully did road work that helped keep Thunder Lake Rd is great shape. He will be missed by us. Our prayers are with Cheryl and their family. Dave and Annette Gould


Carrie L Sabin posted on 2/13/18

My sincere condolences to all who loved Jack. I am thinking of all of you during the upcoming days. Let his belief in faith help guide you through. Much love coming your way. Carrie and Paul Sabin


Ed Berkeley-Hitt posted on 2/13/18

Thoughts go out to Jack's family. I have been acquainted with Jack for 35 years through the business. Several wholesale transactions occurred over the years. He certainly did set himself apart in many ways. I will always remember his "Rolling Offices", particularly his black diesel rollback and personalized license plate, WHLRDLR (wheeler dealer). RIP Jack!


Tim Cooper posted on 2/13/18

Cheryl and family, Jack was always a great host and fun guy to be around. He was a great partner to Cheryl. I enjoyed my many conversations with him as a "teacher's husband". He was gracious and put up with all of us and all the "teacher talk". May he rest in peace and we will all reunite with him in heaven. Tim and Sylvia Cooper


Colleen Rinaldo posted on 2/12/18

Cheryl, Tom and family Our sincere condolences on the passing of cousin Jack. We are not able to attend the services but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Colleen and John Rinaldo


Renee Ebert posted on 2/12/18

Rest in peace. Lou and Renee


Keith Ackerman posted on 2/12/18

Jennifer - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know how close you were with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Jennifer Turck posted on 2/12/18

Our loss is as great as our love for this great man. I will miss you forever Dad.