Jack grew up in Laverock, Pa., and graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy before coming to Princeton. He majored in history and was a member of Ivy Club. Jack’s engaging personality, sharp wit, and intelligence made him many friends at Princeton. Those who knew him well will always remember his signature calling card — “Rally!” — at social events. Jack’s organizational abilities shone through when junior year he organized two private train cars to go to New Haven for the Princeton-Yale game.
Jack attended Columbia Business School after Princeton and then went to work for Bank of America, first in New York and then in London. As a devoted Anglophile and monarchist at heart, his stint in England was memorable and a dream come true. Upon his return to the Unites States, he moved back to Philadelphia to work for CoreStates Bank and, surviving numerous mergers, retired from Wachovia Bank in 2003.
The great tragedy for someone so full of life as Jack was the accident that he suffered in 2004 that left him completely disabled. This event was a devastating moment for his legion of friends who took solace in the treasured memories of their escapades with him and the joy of his company.
We send our condolences to his family and, in particular, to his partner of many years, Sara Staman ’74, who gave him exemplary care in those final years.