John (Jack) Antoine Suprenant

John (Jack) Suprenant passed away on June 18, 2018 in Lawrence, KS.

Jack was born in Glens Falls, NY, on March 22, 1931, to Antoine and Yvonne Suprenant.

Jack grew up in Hudson Falls, NY and graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1948, where he played football and basketball.  He married the love of his life, Jean Marie White on October 2, 1954.

Jack was veteran of the U.S. Army Intelligence Agency where he served from 1951-1953 during the Korean War.  While in the army, he put his basketball skills to test in a game against the Harlem Globetrotters.  He was honorably discharged in 1953.

Jack was employed by Ciba-Geigy in Glens Falls, NY for over 30 years, where he worked as a laboratory technician, and later as a research and development laboratory supervisor.  Jack was very proud that he directed fifteen chemists even though he had not attended college.

In 2000, Jack moved to Lawrence, KS and became an avid University of Kansas basketball fan, attending all the home games of both men’s and women’s teams.  Another highlight from his life in Lawrence was helping to build an experimental aircraft at the Lawrence Municipal Airport.

Jack was quiet, but quick witted.  He will be remembered as a loving father and sports enthusiast.  Friends and family will miss his homemade cheesecakes, and his remarkable collection of 754 miniature liquor nips.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife Jean (White) Suprenant in 1995, and his brother Donald E. Suprenant in 2015.

He is survived by his daughter Linda L. (Suprenant) St. Germain and her husband Bob of East Wakefield, NH; and his daughter Kathy A. Suprenant and her husband William L. Dentler, Jr. of Lawrence, KS.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. in Hudson Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor can be directed to Lawrence Memorial Hospital EA at 325 Maine St. Lawrence, KS 66044 or at