Born in Iowa, Jack spent his pre-Princeton years in Omaha, Neb. At Princeton he majored in English, was sports editor of The Daily Princetonian, and was a member of Cannon Club, serving as its social chairman. Jack roomed with Toby Wise, Fritz Hollenberg, and Bill Susen.
Jack had a 41-year career in the property and casualty insurance business in Washington, D.C.. He founded his own agency in the mid-1970s, which he sold in 1997, and then retired to residences in Virginia and Florida. He was president of the District of Columbia Insurance Agents Association in 1968 and voted its Member of the Year in 1971; he also served as national director of the National Association of Insurance Brokers.
In addition to his intelligence and good judgment, Jack possessed a special quality of warmth and good humor. He could tell a story about something that had occurred like no one else — never losing the kernel of actuality, but skillfully embellishing the tale to heighten the drama, the excitement, and the humor.
Jack is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter Marie-Louise Ferraras; sons Chris and Dan ’87 (a 1988 Olympic swimmer); and brother Jerry. He was a true friend and will be sorely missed by all.