He worked as a design draftsman at Thew Shovel in Lorain for over 25 years. A World War II Veteran he served two years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He took many bicycling trips and loved to play golf with his wife Mary, who died in 2006 after 60 years of marriage. Jack loved attending Cleveland Indians and Lake Erie Crusher games, as well as frequent visits to the Cleveland Zoo.
Known as "Grandpa Jack", he participated in the Wesleyan Village grand-friends program and loved reading to the Linden School Toddlers. Despite his many health challenges, he read many books on positive thinking, and put those concepts into practice in his daily life.
He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Fridenstine and her husband George; one grandson; two great grandchildren, and one nephew.
He was, also, preceded in death by one son, Ted; and by three sisters, and his parents.
Friends may call Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, from 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 29101 Health Campus Dr., Cleveland, OH 44145.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reichlinroberts.com