Haughton, John C. (Jack) passed away peacefully on April 21, 2021. He just celebrated his 80th Birthday. God broke the mold after Jack was born on April 19th in Glasgow, Scotland. He came to the United States at the age of 8 and was adopted at the age of 11 by the late George & Marion Haughton. Because he was adopted, not sure of his birth parents...was told he was born last name Brown or Anderson.
He loved music, and playing soccer. Jack enlisted in the Army in 1965 where he received Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Service Medal. His specialty was a Radio Mechanic. He was stationed in Seoul Korea where he married his beloved wife, InPae (Kim) Kim.
Jack was a man with many trades and loved to have a lot of fun, but you didn't want to make him angry. He loved to play jokes on people and he lived his life recklessly. Jack was employed by the New York Telephone Company, in Troy NY, owned his tele-communication company, and later became an Alcohol Counselor (retired).
Jack is survived by his ex wife Sandy Laning, his children Robert Haughton, and Kimberly Lahut (Haughton), his grandchildren John Lahut III, Derek Lahut, Nicholas Lahut, Dionna Soto, Robert Haughton, and Adison Haughton.
Jack was an extremely intelligent man, but lived his life so foolishly. He loved working with his hands and loved to make people laugh. He had a hard time showing love, but he did love dearly. His physical strength always amazed me even up to the day he passed. He was an avid golfer, even made his own golf clubs. He loved fishing, bowling, camping, and driving. There isn't a dog he didn't like. He owned many dogs but his favorite was a Shelty. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the entire VA CLC staff.
I thank God for giving me the Dad I had, even though there were some troubling times, I will always remember your gentle touch, your green eyes, and your cheesy smile. You will be forever in my heart and I will cherish the memories of the times we loved, cried, laughed, and fought.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on May 3rd at 1:00pm.
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