Jack A. Speno Jr., 57 of Sherwood Road, Moravia died Sunday, December 9, 2018.
Born in Auburn he was the son of Jack A. Speno Sr., and the late Joy Buonocore, and was a resident of Auburn and the Auburn area. Throughout his life, he enjoyed nature and all natural things. His love for the outdoors causing him to gravitate towards working with wood; for that reason, he took joy in his life's work as a self employed carpenter.
Jack loved all animals as if they were his children. He especially cherished his horses and dogs. He was very musically inclined and played many instruments, guitars, drums and the ukulele. Jack loved bull riding and participated in many events around our area as well as within the War Memorial in Syracuse.
All of Jack's brothers were car enthusiasts. He was known for his knowledge and enthusiasm in that endeavor. The same enthusiasm that was personified by his brother Joey, who passed away in 1997.
He is survived by his father Jack A. Speno Sr.; a sister Barbara J. Walsh (Michael); two brothers John T. Speno (Tammy) and David E. Speno (Julie); sister in law Gina Speno; several nieces and nephews; Joe Gagliano(Lindsey), Jennifer Speno, Lauren (Jessica) and Alyssa Walsh, John, Erin and Justin Speno as well as Sarah Whitaker (Damien); and a close and special friend Kelly Castillo. Jack possessed too many friends to mention. When he liked you, it was an eternal bond.
Beside his mother and his brother Joseph "Joey" Speno, Jack is predeceased by his grandparents Joseph and Mildred Speno as well as John and Barbara "Betty" Buonocore.
Friends are invited to join the family for a mass of Christian Burial to be offered at 11:00 am Saturday, December 15 in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours for Jack will be held Friday from 4 to 8pm in the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark Street Rd., Auburn. Contributions may be made in memory of Jack to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 41 York St. Auburn, NY 13021 or the Leukemia Society of Western and Central NY, 4043 Maple Road, Suite 105, Amherst, NY 14226.
Jack Speno Jr. was a caring, loving son, brother and uncle. He honored the needs of others before his own; most of all, he respected God's earth and the creatures of creation. He truly was one with them.