John L. Mondella Jr. RUTLAND — John L. Mondella Jr., 69, known as “Jack” or “Jackie” to friends and family, passed away after a short illness, on Feb. 6, 2021, at his family home in Rutland, Vermont. He was born in Rutland to John L. Mondella Sr. and Clara (Wojcik) Mondella on March 16, 1951. He was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy class of 1969 and Monmouth College in Monmouth, New Jersey, with a degree in psychology. After obtaining his private pilot's license and flight instructor's license, he went on to fly both passenger and cargo planes worldwide, finally retiring as Senior Captain from Atlas Air. He is survived by his sister, Doreen White and her husband, John, of Rutland; his niece, Jacquelyn White of Hartford, New York, nephew Jonathan White and his wife, Anisha, and their daughter, Aurora, all of Cary, North Carolina; and by a longtime friend, Dianne Crowe of East Hartford, Connecticut; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.