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Kathy Meyer says
February 2, 2019 at 9:10 pm
Michelle, Brian and Miranda… Thinking of you during this very difficult time. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son and brother. My prayers are with you… Sincerely, Kathy Meyer
Judith Galas says
February 3, 2019 at 6:39 am
Hearts are breaking, most especially yours. I adored this young man and will hold close in my heart so many dear and tender memories from Seabury. With you in spirit, Judith Galas
Larry and Michelle Magee says
February 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
We are saddened by the loss of your son. We have good memories of him in theatre and forensics at Bishop Seabury with our son Gabe. His positive influence on those around him will continue for a long, long time. You are in our prayers. Sincerely, Larry and Michelle Magee
Lisa Harkin says
February 3, 2019 at 9:33 am
Brian, Michelle and Miranda, We thinking of you and praying for your family. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sincerely, Lisa Harkin Rachel, James and Wesley Harkin
Cyndy Glogau says
February 3, 2019 at 9:41 am
MIchelle, Brian and Miranda – I wish I knew the words to express how very sad we are at the loss of such a wonderful young man. Our heartfelt prayers are with you at this time. I have great memories of Jack in our cub scout days. Please know our thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, The Glogaus
Shannon Graham says
February 3, 2019 at 10:01 am
Dep, Brian and Tricia, I am at a loss for words for your tragic loss. I have been thinking about you all weekend. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers. That kid, so sensitive, smart and funny. He still brings a smile to my face when I think about him!
Xoxo Shannon Graham
Scott & Betsy Coons says
February 3, 2019 at 11:07 am
Dear Michelle, Brian & Miranda,
Our hearts are broken for you. We are praying for you all and sending our sincere sympathies during this time of great loss.
Patti Fisher says
February 3, 2019 at 11:44 am
We were saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. I did not know him but Pru said he was very, very kind when he worked with her in class not long ago. May God bring strength and healing to all who are grieving his death.
Aleena Plotnikov says
February 3, 2019 at 11:54 am
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Powell, and Miranda,
My heart aches for you. Jack was one of my greatest friends whose heart was made of gold. I will cherish him in my memories for all the days of my life.
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18
Karan Baucom says
February 3, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Michelle, Brian & Miranda, We are thinking of you and remembering Jack when he was little and we lived across the street. Our hearts go out to you and the many people that Jack knew that will be suffering this loss with you. Wishing you God’s comfort and peace. Karan,Curt, and Emily
Tracey & Dean Noll says
February 3, 2019 at 2:02 pm
Michelle, Brian, Miranda & family, We are so sorry for your loss! Jack was such a wonderful, talented, young man! Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all! Tracey, Dean, Austin, Jordan and Morgan Noll
Frank Wright says
February 3, 2019 at 2:06 pm
Powell family and friends – so sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. I remember him from Scouts as a generous and fun young man who always was ready to help others. I hope you will find comfort as you grieve the loss of this fine young man.
Steve Newman says
February 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm
Dear Powell family,
I was blessed to have Jack in one of my classes in the Fall of 2017–his combination of wisdom, quick wit, and kindness made a deep impression on me and his fellow students. I was honored to call him a friend–we had just had coffee together in December–and as shattered as I am by his loss, as a friend of Jack’s and as a father, I cannot fathom the pain you must be feeling. Please accept my deepest condolences. And, as my people say, “May his name be for blessing.” I am sure it will be.
Rich Bailey says
February 3, 2019 at 2:27 pm
So, so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I had worked with Jack to help him achieve his Eagle Scout badge. Great young man.
The Hamer Family says
February 3, 2019 at 3:16 pm
Dear Powell Family Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Jack. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers – for Gods peace and strength to be with you.
Juli Warren-Ward says
February 3, 2019 at 4:20 pm
Michelle, Brian, and Miranda,
We were so sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. We have so many happy memories of Jack at Seabury, including his theater performances with Ethan and Isaac. Please know that our hearts are with you and we’re sending our love.
Juli Warren-Ward & Doug Ward
Jennifer Berquist says
February 3, 2019 at 5:41 pm
Dear Powell Family, I was so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I was never around Jack too much, but knowing you as parents, you always updated me about the kids’ activities and school. I can’t imagine your feelings but will pray for your strength to get through this. May God comfort you at this extremely difficult time.
Clare Browning says
February 3, 2019 at 9:46 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a great guy and I have many fond memories with him from elementary school. Thinking of you all in this very difficult time, my deepest condolences.
Jon & Angela McDonald says
February 3, 2019 at 10:20 pm
Our hearts are breaking. Continuous thoughts and prayers. Lots of hugs to you all until we can be there for you as a family. Especially thinking of you this next week. All I can think is he’s up there visiting with Grandma Pauline and the other loved ones. Rest In Peace, Jack.
Rebecca Hampton says
February 3, 2019 at 10:43 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Jack and I were close in high school, I just wish we were able to stay connected after we both graduated. I have so many great memories with Jack at Bishop Seabury. He was a great friend, brother, and son. His legacy and memories live in everyone he met.
“Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.” – Isaiah 33:2
Charlie and Ann Reed says
February 3, 2019 at 11:46 pm
Michelle, Brian, and Miranda, We are heartbroken for all of you. We have been praying for you and will continue to do so, holding you close to our hearts. We are so deeply sorry. Much love, Charlie, Ann, Aaron, Chase, & Isaac
Warren, Barbara, Nick and Jack Burket says
February 4, 2019 at 8:39 am
Michelle, Brian and Miranda
We are extremely sorry for your loss. The hope, strength and love of those around you help guide you through this difficult path. I am at a complete loss for words. Our thoughts are with you.
Toni, Frank, Fred and Freeman Brou says
February 4, 2019 at 8:47 am
Our family is praying for yours.
Diane Lewis says
February 4, 2019 at 8:52 am
Brian, Michelle and family,
I am extremely sorry for your loss. I will always keep close the memories that I have of Jack when he was in the Boy Scouts with Justin.
Brian and Debbie Walter says
February 4, 2019 at 9:06 am
Michelle, Brian and Miranda,
We are saddened by and so very sorry for your loss. May God’s blessings be with you during this most difficult time.
Brian and Debbie Walter
Reilly Malone says
February 4, 2019 at 10:23 am
Dear Powell Family, I was lucky enough to meet Jack in 7th grade at Seabury and I am so thankful that i was blessed to have him in my class and the honor of knowing someone like this will forever have a place in my heart. The memories I have with him will always bring me laughter and joy because Jack was just a funny, sweet, caring, and down to earth guy! Gone but never forgotten. I am sending a lot of prayers and love.
Julie, Louise, Joe, Daniel, and Betsy Loats says
February 4, 2019 at 10:26 am
Michelle, Brian, and Miranda – We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Louise remembers his smile from elementary school and we know what fine Scout he was. Sending you peace and so many memories to lift your sadness.
Carrie Mantooth says
February 4, 2019 at 11:55 am
Michelle, Brian and Family, I am saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. My sincerest condolences. Jack was loved by many and will be greatly missed by those who’s life he touched. I wish you peace. Carrie Mantooth (Matt’s mom)
Karen and Tim Spain says
February 4, 2019 at 12:14 pm
Powell Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you during this time, and may Jack rest in His peace.
Lian Rajewski says
February 4, 2019 at 12:42 pm
Deepest condolences to your family in this time of grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Rajewski Family
Al Fiffe & Michelle Cornell says
February 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm
Deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers for you all. The Al Fiffe Family
Richard and April says
February 4, 2019 at 1:58 pm
Brian, Michelle and Miranda, We know no words can help at this time. Please know that we are praying for all of you and if we can help in any way, please let us know. Richard, April Ramos and family.
Keith Wood says
February 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Brian and Michelle, I am at an absolute loss of words to hear about Jack. He was an exceptional young man. It was my privilege to work with him, and both of you, as he worked his way through Scouting to earn his Eagle Rank. If there is anything I, or the Scout troop, can do during this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to ask. And please accept my condolences to the Powell family and my prayers to help you get through this sorrowful event. Keith Wood
Doug & Jani Arensdorf & Family says
February 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Brian, Michelle, and Miranda, You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Suzanne Valdez says
February 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm
Dear Brian, Michelle and Miranda, We are so very sad to hear about Jack. Our heartfelt prayers go out to you. Suzanne Valdez & Steve McAllister (and Isabel Carey)
Aubrey Rinehart says
February 4, 2019 at 3:26 pm
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Powell and Miranda,
I am so heartbroken to hear about Jack. It was an absolute pleasure to get to know him as a good friend and to act alongside him on the Seabury stage all those years. He truly sparked joy in all those around him with his conversation and amazing sense of humor. Sending all of my love and thoughts to you.
Brian & Kathy Pine says
February 4, 2019 at 3:27 pm
Powell Family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. We are praying for your family.
Darold Sauber says
February 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm
Michelle, Brian and Miranda, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of you son and brother. We can’t even imagine the pain that you must be experiencing. As a parent I can imagine asking oneself what more could have been done, why couldn’t we have prevented this. Life is not in our hands but in the hands of our Saviour. He is with our Lord now rejoicing in his holy life. Our prayers will be reaching out to you supporting you in this time of need.
Darold, Angela Sauber and Drake
Ryan, Tonya, Ty and Trent Hartman says
February 4, 2019 at 7:35 pm
Brian, Michelle and Miranda~ We are so incredibly saddened and I know there are no words of comfort. Jack, Ty, George, and Evan all shared so many fun, happy times in scouting and beyond~ Our family will forever have him in our hearts. He was a true treasure for Ty to find during their reign in Troop 59, many laughs and many bonding adventures. We will hold these memories close to our hearts at such an incredibly sad time. We will forever cherish the reflection of love, friendship and laughter Jack shared with our son and our family. Our heartfelt prayers, hugs and love go out to your entire family.
Brent and Renee Comfort says
February 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Brian and Michelle,
We are very sorry to hear about your son Jack. I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now. Find strength in each other and your friends and family. We’ll keep you in our thoughts.
Grayson Loewenstein says
February 4, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Dear Powell Family,
When I was growing up I am glad to say your son was a someone I could call a friend. All the time I spent with Jack at St. John’s as well as the times at Bishop Seabury will stay with me as some of my fondest memories. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Sheiladwarren1062@gmail.com Wareen says
February 5, 2019 at 10:04 am
I didn’t know Jack all that well, but did attend his joint Graduation Party . Such a wonderful young man and a great friend to my nephew Harley. He is truly missed.
Charlie Karl says
February 5, 2019 at 10:07 am
Dear Powell Family, Best wishes to you for your loss. I met Jack in the guide training for the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia. Most recently I attended an evening program there were he lead a special tour and event, “Friendship and Charity.” We enjoyed kidding around about authors and literature. He clearly was a wonderful young man full of brightness and delight. My heart goes out to you.
Caroline Trowbridge says
February 5, 2019 at 1:25 pm
Brian, I’m heartbroken for you and your family. You are in my thoughts. -Caroline
Kerry Hart says
February 5, 2019 at 5:23 pm
i’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are sending prayers your way.
Kerry Hart and Family
The Burrichter family says
Brian, Michelle and Miranda-
No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
The Burrichter family
Todd and Trisha Brabender says
February 5, 2019 at 6:36 pm
Brian, Michelle and Miranda,
Our hearts have been so heavy hearing this news and we are so very sorry for your loss. Love and comfort to all of you from our hearts to yours.
The Brabender Family
Michael Murray says
February 5, 2019 at 8:45 pm
Dear Powell Family, we are praying for you and your dear son and brother. Our deepest condolences. The Murrays, Michael, Maureen, Kolbe, Xavier and Mariclare
Aynsley Anderson Sosinski says
February 5, 2019 at 8:52 pm
Brian and family: my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold onto the happy memories of times with your son and brother. My deepest condolences.
Jen and Keith Conrad says
February 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm
Michelle, Brian, and Miranda, Be assured of our prayers for you all. May God grant you all that you need and may you feel His presence closely at each moment of everyday.
Jean Younger says
February 5, 2019 at 9:35 pm
We are all so sorry. Jack was such a kind person. Always seemed to have a kind word to say. Our prayers are with you and if there is anything we can do to help please let us know. God Bless all of you.
Jean Scott Kennedy and Crosby Dold
Beth Easter says
February 5, 2019 at 11:23 pm
Dear Powell Family No words of comfort come to mind when knowing how to address this sort of pain and loss. I hope reading these thoughts bring some sort of assurance that you are all loved and supported. Much love, Greg, Beth, Max, Will & Libby Easter
Michael P Holland says
February 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm
Brian, Michelle and Miranda, Trust in God during tough times and lean on the ones who are close. We support you, and we send you our love and prayers. Please call on us for anything at anytime. God bless the Powell and Depenbusch families.
Michael P and Heather Holland
Eric and Mandy Kelley says
February 6, 2019 at 3:03 pm
No words. You know we love you all —- here for you always. Sending prayers your way.
Neil, Stephanie, Eli and Abby says
February 7, 2019 at 10:26 am
Our hearts are so very broken by the loss of Jack. I am at a loss for the words that will lessen the pain. Your dear Jack was an incredible man who made a such difference to all those around him with his incredible intelligence, spirit and wit. Know that Jack will be in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything thing you need, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Niccum Family says
February 7, 2019 at 11:20 am
Brian, Michelle and Miranda, We have no words. We are so very sorry. We are thinking of you all and send our love. We will be keeping Jack and you all in our prayers. If there is anything you need, during or beyond this heartbreaking time, please let us know. Love, Jon, Ann and Lola
Steve Jones says
February 7, 2019 at 11:43 am
Brian, Michelle, and Miranda, When I remember Jack, I will always think of him coming to my rescue at Seabury graduation. He must have sensed my anxiety when I needed to interview graduates…he brought over several of his comrades to talk with me. That left a profound image of who Jack was. Such a leader…someone who just wanted to help. Please reach out if you need anything. Sending Love, Thoughts, and Prayers… Jonesy
February 7, 2019 at 11:49 am
Brian, Michelle and Miranda, Please know that we are holding you in our hearts during this devastating time. May all your wonderful memories of Jack sustain and strengthen you in the difficult weeks ahead. We are so sorry. Love, Cathy and Rex
Katherine S. says
February 7, 2019 at 12:38 pm
Jack and I were good friends when we lived in Madrid from 2016-2017. I remember him as a wonderfully unique, thoughtful and sensitive person with deep passion for life. Some of my favorite memories: the first time I met him at the medieval festival in Alcala de Henares, and he showed us his film camera, and we ate chorizo and salchcichon while drinking wine and talking about the Spanish civil war. We all hit it off so well that we missed the last train to Madrid and had to scramble to catch a night bus. I remember hiking in Cercedilla to the Mirador de las Poetas on a blustery day and looking out at the city, and long chats about life and politics in Segovia and Salamanca. When Jack and I got started talking about our favorite novels we would quickly bore our table-mates. He lent me books and I loved reading his insightful and witty annotations. Jack was the best guide I knew for art and architecture and was a wonderful actor. My last memories of him in Spain were when we traveled in Pais Vasco together: riding trains, climbing to the Ermita de San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in the rain and ringing the churchbell as the clouds cleared … seafood pinxos, the hilarity of a sunkissed day when we ambled tipsily to our hostel on the outskirts of San Sebastian after a cider-infused feast. He was so knowledgeable, kind, mellow and engaging and I knew he would have touched many lives as a teacher. He certainly touched mine and I feel lucky to have known him. Brian, Michelle and Miranda, I so enjoyed meeting you in Madrid and spending the day with your family, you are in my heart and prayers. Love, Katherine
Elwood Bengoa says
February 7, 2019 at 2:04 pm
I sit here in disbelief. So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. I remember meeting Jack at the channel 6 and then on a few shoots. He had a special light that showed from the moment I met him. Made a big impact on me and I often thought, I hope my boys are this present and full of grace as Jack. Amazing spirit. You all are in my heart, all my love. Woody.
Sean Blake says
February 7, 2019 at 2:11 pm
Oh my friend, how my heart aches for you. I only met Jack a handful of times when he and Miranda would visit the station while you worked. He’ll forever be in my mind that sweet, smiling, young man.
My heartfelt condolences.
Ted and Pat Neises and family says
February 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm
To Jack’s wonderful parents Michelle and Brian and loving sister Miranda, Our hearts are heavy with sadness for you all and grandparents, Frank and Sally and The Powell’s .. Our most sincere sympathy and prayers are with you.. He now knows the mystery of Heaven that we do not .. Teds sister whom lost a son said to share this with you::: Tenderly—-Time will ease your Sorrow Gently—Friends and Family will ease your pain Softly—Peace will replace your heartache and only memories will remain… Prayers and Hugs, Aunt Pat and Uncle Ted Neises and family
Debby Smith says
February 8, 2019 at 9:21 am
There is nothing that can be said to ease the pain of loosing a child or sibling. Those are the most painful heart injuries I’ve known. Jack was always a joy to chat and laugh with. Always had that look that he had another quit wit in the making. Watching him mature at Bishop in drama and forensics will always bring a smile. Always wanted to make sure to listen to his presentations! He will be remembered by many hearts he touched!
Jennie & Brian McDow says
February 8, 2019 at 11:19 am
Brian, Michelle, and Miranda,
I’m so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. While I didn’t get to meet him personally, I worked closely with Michelle so I know what a compassionate man that you all raised him to be. Praying for you and your family during this time.
Pablo Novo says
February 8, 2019 at 12:13 pm
I met Jack in Madrid. I will always remember hiking through the woods with him: Time just stopped to lead us into deep conversations that I’ll always treasure. Since then hiking it’s become an important part of myself, and every time that I go out I bring Jack’s cunning remarks with me, and his enormous adventurous spirit. You’ll always live through the people that loved you, my friend.
Patrick, Kelley, Taylor, Keifer, Tanner says
February 8, 2019 at 5:47 pm
We are heartbroken. Words are hard to come by as we know what a treasure Jack was. Jack was such a warm gentle and intelligent young man. He always wore a smile and we have so many great memories and fun times within Scouting circles at Troop 59. The hikes, camp outs and our yearly pilgrimage to Bartle where he, George and Ty and sometimes Tanner and Taylor would hang together. I really admired how well he handled himself as a young man and how remarkable he could be. You are all in our hearts and we hope in some small way that our love and support will be of benefit.
Janet Eden says
February 8, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Brian and Michelle, I cant stop thinking about you two after hearing the news of Jack’s passing. I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain. I’m so glad I got to see Jack at the 6News finale. What a wonderful young man he’d grown into. Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you during this difficult time. Love, Janet & Jeff Eden
Mike and Nancy Strawn says
February 9, 2019 at 7:52 am
Michelle and Brian, We are saddened by your loss of Jack. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you.
Lori Carson says
February 9, 2019 at 1:03 pm
Brian & Michelle, I’m one of many who are holding your family in love & light during this unimaginable time. My recollections of Jack are of his brilliant smile, an engaging warmth and a maturity beyond his years. Fond memories of stories Brian would share & his unmistakeable pride in his son. I’m sending heartfelt hugs across the miles & hope that loving, joyful memories of Jack bring comfort now & in the days ahead. Much love, Lori
Mark & Lori Romero says
February 9, 2019 at 4:17 pm
Brian and Michelle we are so sorry for your loss. When Mark was doing maintenance at St Johns he would always tell me about seeing Jack there at school with you and what an adorable boy he was. May the Lord be with you and watch over you all .
Mike and Kieran Roblee says
February 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Brian & Michelle – We are so saddened to hear the news of Jack’s passing. May the Lord give your family strength to help you through this difficult time
Tony Ontiveros says
February 18, 2019 at 11:30 am
I am sorry to hear the news about Jack’s passing. He was such a promising young man and I remember the warmth and energy he brought to the productions he was in. Always glad to have him on set. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If there is anything you need, you have my support.
Lidia Vogel says
February 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm
Dear Powell family, Jack and I met when commuting together to Temple. We quickly bonded over our love of literature, art, public transportation, and Spain; soon we had become “train buddies”. We would wander around the city, sometimes looking for Spanish restaurants, but always trying to take the old Philly trams we loved so much.
Jack was an incredible, brilliant individual; he made my life more vibrant and I am so honored and grateful for his friendship. He was always humble, patient, and genuine. Jack made a lasting impression on the rest of my family, as well. We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.
Jordan Wright says
February 20, 2019 at 12:07 am
Jack is easily one of the most memorable people I can think of when reflecting on all my years in Scouting. His charm, wit, and intellect were apparent immediately upon our introduction, and I enjoyed every interaction and conversation I ever had with him.
Fumbling through my transition from youth to adult leader, I greatly appreciated Jack’s character. He had a sense well beyond his years for when it was time for fun or play, and when it was time to focus and be serious and respectful. When I needed assistance from Jack’s peers, I often went out of my way to give the instructions to Jack, because I always trusted that what was asked would get done if it was brought directly to him. He was kind to the younger Scouts; he always set a good example while still having his fair share of fun with his friends and patrol.
To the family, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. I hope you find some comfort in knowing what a wonderful gift he was to all of us lucky enough to cross paths with him. It was an honor to get to know Jack. His unique and wonderful spirit will live on forever in sweet memory.
Toby Osborne says
February 20, 2019 at 7:11 am
Brian and Michelle, Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Dr. Helen Altenpohl Heinz says
February 22, 2019 at 12:08 pm
Powell Family, I am stunned by this news and feel so numb. Surrounded by people in this lounge at Temple I scream silently: “Nooooooo! not Jack. Noooooo.” How can that be? He was so full of life, and enthusiasm. What a brain, and what a heart! I only got to know him briefly last semester, but his questions…so good, his comments…right on! He made me remember why I still teach here at Temple. Every once in a while you get one of those students… .so much better, heads and heels over the crowd! My super large class in Arts and Culture is up for renewal, and I was asked to collect the best work. I did that and made a narrative to explain why I selected certain term papers over others. The top paper of 160, was Jack’s. I wish I had been able to tell him so. I am so grateful for having met him and “discoursing” over his work. He will be missed by a world that is the less today, to paraphrase Donne. Prayers that you find some comfort here.
Andrea Siotto says
February 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm
Dear Powell family, I had Jack in class as a student last year. He was an excellent, curious mind. But what I remember even more vividly is the kindness and gentleness of him. I am sad to hear that life was so heavy for such a good soul. My deepest condolences.
Kaleo Bird says
February 25, 2019 at 8:15 am
Jack was in my Art of Acting class in Fall of 2017. I remember his kindness, intelligence and the depth of his work. He shared so much of himself with us and showed such generosity in his scenework with others. He seemed much wiser than his years and I felt a special connection to him as my own kids are Amerasian. My heart is broken over his loss. Please accept my condolences.
Greg & Jacob DiVilbiss says
February 25, 2019 at 4:27 pm
Brian and Family,
Our hearts are breaking for you.
We are so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. Jack was one of my favorite kids in Troop 59, his spirit, friendliness and smile will not be forgotten.
Jacob and I will not forget the fun we had when Jack was around during camp outs.
March 21, 2019 at 10:28 am
I took an Acting class with Jack at Temple University. He was bright and energetic to the highest degree. He had a knack for getting students who wouldn’t normally open up to do so. His energy and compassion made many of us feel more confident in ourselves and more willing to take risks both in acting and in life. For that, we thank him.
March 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm
I had a class with Jack in Spring Semester at Temple 2018 but met him while he was working at a coffee shop in Doylestown. He was one of the brightest people I had ever talked to and had such an enthusiasm to talk about the most interesting books, art, and movies. We bonded over silly Rockwell paintings. He wanted to teach me how to ride the trolly to west Philly. Although I only knew him briefly he was one of the most genuine people I have ever met. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Andrew White says
April 20, 2019 at 9:29 pm
A brilliant young man, who was kind to everyone, and loved by all, Jack was one of my tour guides at Philadelphia’s Rosenbach museum, where I am Volunteer Coordinator. In the fall, he became my intern/work study student. For his intern project, Jack designed two special themed tours for the public, After Dark at the Rosenbach and Friendship and Charity, which he led as public programs. Though a college student, Jack did professional level work, and more than earned his A+ for the semester. He became a friend to me and some of my colleagues. We are devastated by his loss.
I will always treasure the great conversations I had with Jack–about Dylan Thomas, Wes Anderson, John Brown, Antoine de Saint Exupery, English folk rock, public transportation, his time in Spain, Basque cider, PF Flyer shoes, Philadelphia neighborhoods, and being a flaneur (or urban explorer). Jack was proud of his hometown, and talked of his time in Scouts and at the local arts center. His family, sister, and friends back home were always in his thoughts; he loved and cared about you very much.
I’m sure I speak for all of Jack’s friends in Philadelphia when I say that we are grateful to have known such an uncommonly vital, kind, funny, sensitive, decent, and brilliant young person. Knowing Jack was like watching a comet light up the sky. We will always remember him, and will always miss him.
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