Victor, N.Y. —

Jack Dianetti passed away peacefully, Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, in Englewood, Fla., in the loving arms of his wife Audrey.

Audrey was his childhood sweetheart, faithful companion and devoted wife for over 59 years.

The family mourns the loss of their father, but celebrates memories of him and the accomplishments of his life.

As a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa “Tick-Tock,” Jack dedicated his life to his family. Everything he did in life grew from love of family and respect for the feelings of others. His greatest joy in life was sharing time with all, especially his cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jack was a member of the group of star athletes who emerged from the tiny village of East Rochester in the 1940s and helped to establish the village’s reputation and motto as “The Home of Champions.” 

Attending Michigan State University on a full scholarship, he won national acclaim as a long-distance runner.


Jack was a modest and private man who did not enjoy or seek the publicity resulting from his athletic accomplishments. 

He took great pride in giving back to the community he loved by becoming a science teacher in the East Rochester public school system for 33 years.

During those years, he and his wife Audrey established and operated Pioneer Day Camp in Fairport, along with Camp Eagle Ridge on Seneca Lake.  Together, they touched the lives of many thousands of young people in the Rochester community.

In 1973 he purchased land in Victor and began building Janley Hills Golf Course. His entire family was by his side and involved in every aspect of the business. The golf course began an expansion in 1980 that would continue over the next 23 years. Renamed Victor Hills Golf Club in 1981, it became one of the largest family-owned golf facilities in New York State.

His family was blessed with a man who was a devoted husband, loving father and  true gentleman.

Cherished in their memories and hearts forever, Jack will always be a hero, coach and champion. 

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Jones Dianetti; children, Jacqueline (Donald) Midlam, Jack R. Dianetti, Jay R. (Jeanette) Dianetti, Jill (John) Zito and Jamie (Priscilla) Dianetti; grandchildren, Jill (William) Zugner, Margaret (Mike) Broker, Jeff Midlam, Andrea Dianetti, Kathryn Dianetti, Joshua Dianetti, Jeremy Dianetti, Jordan Dianetti, John Zito and Jake Zito; and great-grandchildren, Aubrea Broker, Cassidy Broker, Molly Zugner and Liam Zugner.

Friends may call Saturday afternoon, January 5, from 1 until 4 o’clock at Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home, 301 W. Main St., Victor.

Gifts in Jack’s memory may be directed to Clairebear Foundation (in memory of Claire Colyer), 46 Barchan Dune Rise, Victor, New York 14564.

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