Jack was a dear friend for 38 years. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known-so kind and sweet. I enjoyed our “working lunches” at the Red Lobster. Jack was so patient and helpful when I lost Bob 16 years ago-he walked me through everything from buying my first car (by myself) to helping me set up a new business and deal with the terms of Bob’s trust and will. My heart goes out to Pat and the family-I can only imagine the loss you’re dealing with. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel-I can Imagine him and Bob joking around up there together. RIP my dear friend. I’ll miss you so.
The shadow of death draws closer to each of us these days. But that doesn't lessen the pain and sadness we feel. Reading Jack's obituary was such a beautiful reminder of how someone can live their life with joy, gratitude and purpose. I pray God's blessings for you and your family [including all those marvelous pets!] as you celebrate Jack's life with you. Now the angels of heaven are preparing for the next chapter of his life.
So sorry to hear of our loss.
We go back many years, high school, jc, u of F, etc.
I always admired jack with his strength, leadership and super personality..
Wish we lived in Fla in recent years to have visited with you but lived out west for 20 plus years, just getting back to Fla.
Pat, it is a great loss and wish you the best. I remember the early struggles while Jack got his education, sold insurance while at U of F etc.
Stay strong and perhaps we can get together when we return to Fla
God Bless you.
Pat and Family,
I am so sad to hear of Jack's passing.
My last memory of him is a strangely happy one on a sad occasion, at Jessica's memorial when Pete was interrupting me and I was annoyed, and Jack was grinning from ear to ear at the exchange.
I will always remember that grin of his, and that spark of life he gave to everything.
But most of all, I tell everyone that "the man who taught me everything I know about taxes said ..." I went on to learn more because of the foundation he gave me. It has made all the difference in my life, and I am forever grateful. I hope he knows that because I am not sure I ever told him.
My condolences to you and your family,. Jack lives on in you, and those of us who knew him.