In Memory of Arlington P. “Rex” Jetter

March 5, 1943 - May 1, 2024

Resided in Utica, NY


Private Visitation


Private Service


Private Cemetery


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Arlington P. “Rex” Jetter, 81, of Utica, died May 1, 2024, at The Grand Rehabilitation Center.

Rex was born March 5, 1943, in Syracuse, New York. He was the son of the late Philip J. Jetter, Jr., and Reatha Jetter, née Pennock. He attended Utica Schools, graduating from Utica Free Academy in 1960. He then attended Utica College, graduating in 1964. He also served in the United States Army Reserve from 1964 to 1970.

He married Sandra Koons on September 14, 1968, in Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Utica, New York.

Rex’s career spanned four decades. During that time, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to create several businesses, including Tax Practitioners and North Utica Packing and Shipping. Rex was a long-time member of the Moravian Church of the Good Shepard, participating in many church activities, including the choir. He was actively involved in the local hockey community for over 60 years, working for five professional teams in that period. He loved hiking and swimming in the mountains, especially his beloved Adirondacks. He also enjoyed road trips and exploring the back roads of upstate New York.

He is survived by his wife Sandra; three daughters, Samantha Jetter (Gerard San Gemino), Kimberly Jetter, and Tiffany Jetter-Mace (Hayley Jetter-Mace; his grandson, Maxwell Jetter San Gemino; his sister, Binnie Hundley, and brother, James Jetter (Kim); his sister-in-law, Martha Mallery, and brother-in-law, Brian Koons; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brother, Philip J. Jetter, III; sister-in-law, Michele Jetter; and brothers-in-law, Richard Mallery and Keith Hundley.

The family would like to offer their gratitude to the staff of the Grand for the wonderful care Rex received while he was there.

A private memorial in his honor will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory.  Arrangements are with Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford., New Hartford.

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