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John Landis Blodgett ’60

Published in Oct. 11, 2006, issue

Jack died April 20, 2006, at his home in Newark, N.Y., after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Auburn, N.Y., and graduated from East High School, where he was a key member of the championship football team. At Princeton he sang in the Glee Club and was a member of Key & Seal. Upon graduation he married his longtime friend Lynn MacKay.

Jack began a career in retailing with Bonwit Teller in New York and Chicago. Shortly after he moved to the Rochester area, he began working in life insurance and financial planning. He became a chartered life underwriter and financial consultant, and earned a master's in financial services and a life membership in the Million-Dollar Roundtable.

He was an elder, trustee, and faithful choir member of Park Presbyterian Church in Newark, president of the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Board and a founding member of the board of the Finger Lakes Area Hospitals Corp.

At his family's summer cottage on Cayuga Lake, N.Y., Jack's sense of humor and dry wit never deserted him, even in the face of his serious illness.

Jack is survived by his wife, Lynn; three sons, John Jr., Stuart, and Bruce; and seven grandchildren. The class extends deepest sympathy to all the family.

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