1914 – 2003

FARMINGTON – Jack Kaduson, 89, of Farmington, formerly of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, N.Y., died Thursday at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center, Farmington.

He was born April 29, 1914, in New York City, the son of Abraham and Ethel (Kushner) Kaduson. He received his education in New York schools. On May 7, 1942, he married Elaine Rodman in New York City.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was a member of the motion picture team and served as a writer and unit manager. His division was responsible for the filming of Ryukyus Campaign (Okinawa Operation) and showed the release of allied POW’s and Japanese war criminals. They also filmed during the Encephalitis B disease, endemic to Okinawa, Japan, and shared the coverage with the Surgeon General, Washington, D.C. During his service, he also interviewed Tokyo Rose.

His business career included working in the world of advertising. He was first employed for Gimbell Brothers. He then worked in retail sales and was employed by Schenley Distilleries and the Seagram Co. He returned from retirement and enjoyed his work at Cue and New York Magazine.

He enjoyed playing golf, listening to music, reading, attending the theater with his wife, family vacations and making people laugh. His greatest gift was his sense of humor. Following retirement, he studied art and philosophy.

He will always be loved and remembered by his family, friends and caregivers for his devotion to being a good provider, his Saturday outings with his daughters, his work ethic, honesty and never-fading sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elaine, of Farmington, formerly of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, N.Y.; two daughters, Karen Calloway and her husband, John of Avon, and Lynne Kaduson of New York; a sister-in-law, Shirley Davis of California; a cousin-in-law, Sandy Grappel of Florida; one niece, several nephews and many dear and loving friends from New York, Michigan, Florida and Maine. He was preceased by a brother, Bill Kaduson and brother-in-law, Ira Rodman.

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