Deacon Jack’s passing is an enormous loss to our entire faith community. Jack always made everyone feel so welcome and had the ability to draw you nearer to God through his sermons, serving as our Deacon, his involvement in so many of our church ministries, and simply by his larger than life presence. He was never afraid to give a hug or to assure you he was praying for your needs. He was an inspiration and a friend to all. I saw Jack the Saturday before his death as he was walking into the church from the parking lot. Ironically, he was there to attend Bill’s service at the columbarium. As we chatted, he said he was so happy that Trish was doing so well and he smiled as he said she was on her way to meet him. His family was doing well and he seemed so much at peace. I’m glad I had that final chat with him to know all was well and he was happy. I appreciate that Jack was able to emulate a peace that assured us that we were not alone-we had a great prayer warrior on our side and that all would be okay. I will miss him greatly as a friend, as a Deacon, prayer warrior and his great welcoming presence. Trish and girls, Jack was always the most happy when he was talking about his family…he loved you very much. Thank your for your sacrifice in sharing Jack with our faith community as he helped so many of us on our faith journey. God Bless you, Jack. thank you for being on my faith journey and for praying for my family. You are dearly missed! I will continue to pray for your family. Please pray and intercede for us!