John (Jack) F. Black 84, son of John Black and Beatrice O’Malley died peacefully in his Tinton Falls home on April 18th surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 24, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ and was raised in Queens, NY.
Jack proudly served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. His career was with Western Electric and AT&T retiring in 1990 as Director of the Product Integration Center, Morris Plains, NJ. He was very involved in organized skiing for several years, serving as President of the Twin Hickory Ski Club, Nutley, NJ, President of the NJ Ski Council, a life member of the NJ Whiz Skiers, and served as a delegate to the US Eastern Ski Association. Jack was also involved in the management of Roundup Ranch Resort, Downsville, New York from 1977-1985. In his retirement he enjoyed playing golf and especially loved his community and neighbors who became family. He was a fun loving family man whose greatest attribute was his ability to connect with all.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Barbara Markert Black, his loving daughters, Theresa and her husband John Galvin, Linda and her husband Dean Daghita, his cherished grandchildren Erin, Michael, and Matthew Galvin and Matthew (Shannon) ,Colleen, and John Daghita, his great grandchildren Darian and Maylee Daghita, and his dear sister Elizabeth Chadwick. He had 10 nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
Visitation will be held at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Sunday, April 22nd from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church, 50 Hurley Lane, Lincroft, NJ on Monday, April 23rd at 10:15 a.m. Interment will be held at the Paige Cemetery, Downsville, NY at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Jack’s memory to Saint Andrew College Seminary, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079.