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RIP – Jack Summers

by George Mattson

jack_summersSUMMERS, John V. Jack Of Quincy, formerly of Canton, died June 18, 2014. Jack was a member of the Greatest Generation, and served in the Marines during WWII. He was wounded in Iwo Jima and received the Purple Heart.

His family was the focal point of his life and he certainly enjoyed the time they spent together. About 50 years ago he came upon the second love of his life, Karate. He was a 10th Degree Black Belt Master of Uechi-Ryu, a style of Karate, and taught at many locations around greater Boston.Jack was a member of the Randolph VFW and Disabled American Veterans. He was a humble, gentle and loving man who will be greatly missed. Beloved husband of Claire (Carroll) Summers of Quincy. Loving father of Lynn Summers of NJ, Stephen Summers and his partner Glen Gonzalez of Houston, TX, John Summers and his wife Rosetta of Braintree, and the late Scott Summers. Brother of Doris Alberta of Medfield. Grandpa to Alessandra, Michael, Juliana, Thomas, John, and Gigi. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack may be made to American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Yondan2 September 16, 2014 - 9:32 AM

There are some additional comments left respectfully by me on my forum regarding Jack. I needed help at a point in my studies several times over the years and he was always there for me.

Also, as noted, his word for “Rei” was “considerate” and he always was. JT

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