Jack C. Akey, 55, of Broadalbin, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017.
He was born in Amsterdam on February 5, 1962, the son of Carol Insonia Akey, and was a 1981 graduate of Gloversville High School. Jack was a standout football player at school and extended his football career by playing for several years as a Glove City Colonial.
He retired from the New York State Department of Corrections, with the majority of his career spent at Hale Creek ASACTC. At the time of his death, Jack was employed at GlobalFoundries/Allied Universal.
He enjoyed boating on the Great Sacandaga Lake, travelling to the ocean, camping, ice fishing, and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Most importantly, he was a devoted family man and proud father to his four children.
Jack was predeceased by his grandfather, Orlando “Spike” Insonia.
Survivors include his wife, Christina, whom he married on May 16, 1998; three sons, Zachary, Nathanial and Christian; a daughter, Jacklyn; his loving mother, Carol Akey; stepfather, Raymond Akey; three brothers, Mark, Chad and Aaron; his grandmother, Elizabeth Insonia; mother-in-law, Oksana Dulysz; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him deeply.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street), Johnstown. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kathy Reese officiating. An honor guard will be provided by the NYS Dept. of Corrections. Burial will be in Union Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 337 or to the NYS Department of Corrections Benevolent Association, both in care of the funeral home.