With profound sadness and hearts full of love, we celebrate the life of Jack W. Black, Jr., affectionately known as Pa or Grandpa by his grandchildren. He touched many, many lives in his role as husband, father, uncle, and friend. Born on the 1st of July, 1946, in Jersey Shore, PA, Jack was a compassionate, loving, thoughtful, and generous man who was deeply dedicated to his faith and his family. His generosity of spirit and unwavering love echoed through every aspect of his life, from his family relationships to his commitment to his faith, work and community.\n\nJack was a man who found joy in the simplicity of life and reveled in the beauty of the world around him. He was an accomplished Precision Machinist, proudly serving Corning Inc. for many years before his retirement in 2015. His dedication and commitment to his craft were recognized with the esteemed Precision Mold & Machining Total Quality award. Jack's love of the outdoors was evident in his hobbies, which included gardening, fishing, hiking, and memorable trips to the Adirondacks and Wisconsin with his family. As a devout Christian, he found profound peace and solace reading his bible as he worshiped and praised the Lord. Jack's unwavering faith was a guiding light in his life, a beacon of hope, and strength he shared with those around him. As said in Proverbs 3:3-4: "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man."\n\nJack leaves behind a rich legacy of love and faith, survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Black; his children and their spouses: Nancy Koschik, Joseph (Shauna) Black, Shawn (Tammy) Black, Jonathan (Christine) Black, and Rebecca Hamilton. He will be fondly remembered by his siblings and their spouses: Patricia (Gillis) Cure, Martin (Connie) Black, Janice Black, Mary (Mark) Perry, Christopher (Rita) Black, Susan (Alan) Lubold, Rebecca (Gene) Caponi, Monica Black, Deborah Kay Piper, Joan Palinkas, Darlene (Kevin) Foster, and Tammy (Leon) Tillman. His beloved grandchildren, Ryan, Brady, Lauren, Anthony, Jakob, Sydney, Eli, Bryce, Theo, Hope, Charlie, Andrew, Alex, and Aaron, as well as many nieces and nephews, will forever cherish his memory. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Anna (Collins) and Jack Black, Sr., mother and father-in-law Eleanor (Mullen) and Adrian Downing, Sr., brother Maynard Black, son-in-law Mark Koschik, and son-in-law Steven Hamilton.\n\nPublic visitation for Jack will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 3pm to 7pm at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., (216 East 1st Street, Corning, New York, 14830). The funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., with Pastor David Cosgrove officiating. Jack will be laid to rest at the Barnard Cemetery in Corning, New York, following the service.\n\nMemorial contributions can be made to Devotion House Ministries, P.O. Box 333, Big Flats, NY, 14814.\n\nJack’s family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.\n\nPlease join us in celebrating Jack's life by sharing your most cherished memories and uploading your favorite photos to his memorial page at www.haugheyfuneralhome.com. Your stories and pictures will serve as a comforting reminder of the remarkable life he lived and the love he shared with us all.