Jack W. Swenson
Jack W. Swenson, 85, passed away on July 14th 2018 at the Cape Cod Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1933 Walpole and was the son of Carl and Naemi (Storm) Swenson. He was the husband to Deborah (Mahoney) Swenson of Chatham for 48 years.
He is survived by his son Christopher F Swenson, Moultonborough, N.H. and daughter Maggie Swenson, Abington. Also survived by grandchildren Laura Swenson and Robbie Swenson of Winnetka, Ill. and sister Madeline Peifer of Walnut Creek, Calif. He is predeceased by his brothers; Richard Swenson, Robert Swenson and Francis Swenson and his sisters; Florence Everburg and Ruth Everburg.
Jack graduated from Walpole High School in 1951, Bowdoin College, as well as MBA Amos Tuck, Dartmouth.
He served as a Reserve Commissioned Officer Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.
After working at Mobil Oil Corp, First National Bank of Boston, Old Colony Trust Company and Chase Investment Services, he opened J.W. Swenson Counsel in Weston, which he ran, until his death, for over 45 years.
Jack was a resident of Sudbury for over 30 years, and served on the Finance Committee for the town, was a Trustee of Memorial Congregational Church, Chaired the Greater Boston United Way Fund, and served on the board of the Greenwood Club. He also lived in Weston for 4 years as well as the Back Bay in Boston for 24 years. While living in the Back Bay, he jogged daily on the Esplanade, was a subscriber to Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet. Jack also was a summer resident and most recently was a full time resident of Chatham.
While in Chatham, Jack became an active member and participant of First Congregational Church of Chatham, active tennis player at CBTC, member of Eastward Ho! Country Club and a member of the Seaside Spinners. He was the captain of his boat “Magpie”. Jack was an avid birder, biker, hiker, jogger (in 5 continents), and world traveler. One of his greatest passions was skiing. He went skiing every winter at Alta Utah through his 80th birthday.
Jack was a true gentleman, a kind man, true and loyal friend, an on-going smile and a subtle sense of humor. He was proud of his Swedish heritage, his family, and his successful career.
A memorial service will be held on for August 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at The First Congregational Church of Chatham. Shuttle service will be available from two different parking locations. The Eldredge Garage property at 365 Main St., Chatham and The Nickerson Funeral Home at 87 Crowell Rd., Chatham. There was a private family burial. Contributions in his memory may be made to First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main St., Chatham, MA 02633.
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Jack W. Swenson