He was a graduate of Ashland High School. Upon his graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and was in WWII, he was a proud veteran. He then attended and graduated from Ohio University. He began his teaching career in 1946 at Wadsworth High School. He coached multiple sports throughout his career, with golf being his favorite. In 1952 he married his fellow teacher Barbara Armstrong, they were blessed with a daughter Sarah and a son Philip. Jack retired from Wadsworth High School in 1982.
Jack loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, Ohio State football games, attending Wadsworth basketball games and traveling the world with his wife. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, American Legion, and VFW.
He is survived by his daughter, Sarah (Schaffer), husband John Hoffman of Hilliard, Ohio, their children, Benjamin (Abby) Hoffman, Jordan and Lynne Hoffman; his son, Philip (wife Tammy) (Dunlap) and their son, Clinton Schaffer of Montville Township, Medina; and great-granddaughter, Ava Hoffman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Schaffer; and his sister, Phyllis Jackson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon, Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The family will receive family and friends 2 to 4 P.M., Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Monday. Interment will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, 146 High St., Wadsworth, OH 44281 or to the Jessica Lynn Schaffer Memorial Scholarship Fund, Medina County Federal Credit Union.