John B. Allbrook Jr., jack-of-all-trades

October 11, 2018

John B. Allbrook Jr., 76, was called to heaven Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 28, 1942, to the late John and Edna Allbrook. He later lived in Feasterville, Pa., with his family, and retired to Milton.

John (Jack) Allbrook was a man known for many things, but mostly it was how he truly fit his name, as he was a jack-of-all-trades. His enormous breadth of knowledge served him well as a property manager for Verizon for 35 years, and later a consultant for Wick Fischer White. He was a skilled woodworker, fisherman, camper, an avid reader, problem-solver, Christmas fanatic, dog lover, Olympics enthusiast, and tinkerer of all things mechanical. There was never a problem that Jack shied away from. To watch him work and figure something out, was truly like watching the fictional character MacGyver.

Jack greeted everyone he met with a beaming smile, a firm handshake, and an opening remark that instantly made you think you knew this man your entire life. He was a lover of life, and he was truly enamored by the beauty of the world that God created for us. Jack was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was loved by so many, and his absence will be felt by all who knew him. However, the lessons that he imparted will never be forgotten.

Jack Allbrook is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Allbrook, whom he had been married to for 38 years. The way that Joyce and Jack love each other is something that is out of this world. He is also survived by his children, John Allbrook and his wife Lisa, Laurie Lagerman and her husband Brian, and Jacqueline Strada and her husband James. He has one grandson, Jared Lagerman.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607, Feed the Children by visiting their website at, or Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m.

Please visit Jack's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at