"When I read the note that Jack has been called home to his heavenly reward, my initial reaction was that a board seat had just opened and our divine Lord needed it to be filled. Not just by anyone, however. This person needed to be a man of faith, a devoted and loving family man, a tough Irishman, a Jesuit-educated individual, and a dyed-in-the-wool Hawk.
What can we say about this man, who long ago fulfilled his duty to God, to his family, to his community, and to his alma mater? We can say that we are better for his having passed our way. We can say, for the most part, that his charity and good deeds are known only to the recipients and to the Lord. We can thank Almighty God for putting Jack on this earth, and we can thank his beloved Jane for sharing him with us."