He was a man who charted a course through which countless souls have benefitted.
He was a natural mentor and fierce champion for working people.
He believed deeply in the power of solidarity.
He was enormously proud of what he had built as a father and a leader.
He loved life more than anyone I have ever witnessed.
He mastered his life.
He gave and created so much for so many to be grateful.
He lived a profound life worth celebrating.
I will strive to keep his memory and legacy alive by
continuing to use his lessons and beliefs as my guideposts.
He was always my north star.
We can celebrate his life by continuing to build a better family, a better community and a better world by loving one another and by being kind to one another.
When taking special care of those we find ourselves privileged and able to serve, we will honor his nature.
When we are certain we need to stand steadfast in the courage of our convictions, we will know his spirit.
As Jack courageously fought his battle with cancer, I often said, “No one gets out alive but, if anyone could find a way, Jack would.”
It turns out he did.
He is as alive today as he ever was.
His spirit and light is in all who knew and loved him.
Together we are a righteous and powerful force for good.
Always remember this…
Jack sure did: