So very sad to hear of Jack's passing. He was a terrific guy and I know this personally and also because my dad couldn't say enough about Jack. He just loved him, and Jack treated Dad with humor and kindness as well as respect. I am so grateful for that. Godspeed, Jack. We adored you and were richer for having known you.. I suspect a lot of people were.
It was always so nice to see Jack and Bev when they were up to Vermont to visit my in-laws, Bud and JoAnn. Jack always expressed an interest in what was happening in our lives, shared wonderful conversations, and was genuinely a warm and kind man. Our prayers are with you Bev and with your children and grandchildren.
For the past 50 years, Jack and his family have been part of our family. I remember childhood vacations over New Year's in northern Vermont, hotdog roasts in subzero weather with Jack and Bev's 3 kids and my parents and the 5 of us kids, all bundled up in snow suits, and weekends sailing with our two families. Jack was always so lively, funny, and always had a story. As an adult, Jack and I worked together, again always sharing a story, and boy could he tell a story! His memory for each customer was amazing. I will surely miss Jack but so thankful for our friendship!
Jack leaves a big hole that he filled with his solid friendship, keen wit and devotion to his family and friends. For thirty years we raced together, cruised together and laughed through a hundred monthly lunches of shared tales, even a few of them true.
He was a friend that could be counted on no matter the need. A solid man and a valuable civic presence. We will miss him truly.
Dirk and Jane Lewis