A MAN who grew up in Camborne before serving in the United States Air Force will be laid to rest today.

John Harvey, known as Jack, passed away aged 89 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on Monday (June 22), at home, surrounded by his family.

Jack was born on August 24 1930 in Quincy, Massachusetts, the eldest son of the late John E. and Elsie (Montgomery) Harvey and was raised in Camborne as well as Detroit, Michigan.

Jack was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force (Intel), stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska during the Korean War years.

After his service years, Jack worked in the business office of Old Colony Crushed Stone and Construction Co., established the professional photography firm Dunn and Harvey and was a licensed nursing home administrator.

Prior to his retirement, Jack was proud to receive perfect scores for excellence in health care by the state of Massachusetts for two consecutive years.

Upon retirement Jack enjoyed tending both his flower and vegetable gardens, spending time with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and avidly reading both fiction and non-fiction works.

Jack was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and Bruins and the New England Patriots throughout their lean and championship years.

Living near the New England coast, Jack was also an avid amateur meteorologist whose house was readily identifiable by the many weather instruments adorning his roof and walls.

Jack was predeceased by his brother, the late Barrington K. Harvey of Douglasville, Georgia.

Jack is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patricia M. (Nigro) Harvey, his children, Nancy E. Connolly of South Weymouth, John C. Harvey, Jr of Paris, KY, and Jeffrey T. Harvey and his wife Patricia O. Harvey of Abington.

He also leaves grandchildren Peter Rexford, Denise Stackpole, Lauren Rexford, Jillian Rexford, Christine Harvey, Laura Harvey, Catherine Harvey and his many great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His funeral is due to take place today (Friday) at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Weymouth.