SYRACUSE — Longtime WNDR personality John “Happy Jack” McNamee has died. According to family members, McNamee, who spent roughly 25 years on-air at the station, died on Sunday at the age of 83. Calling hours are set for Thursday evening. Updated 7/21 with link to obituary.
According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, the visitation will be from 6-8pm at the Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home on East Genesee Street (Route 5) in Fayetteville. McNamee’s funeral mass will take place at 10:30am Friday, at St. Mary’s Church in Minoa.
The paper says McNamee joined 1260 WNDR’s “Good Guys” lineup in 1966. He stayed on-air until 1991, when he shifted his focus, working in sales “at several stations.”
During his time as a personality for WNDR, McNamee had the honor of emceeing concert appearances from several big-name performers including Elvis Presley and the Jackson 5.