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 preceded in death by one son, Ted; three sisters; and his parents.
Friends may call Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, from 6 until 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, in Ted’s memory, may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 29101 Health Campus Dr., Cleveland, OH 44145.