Valerie Underwood

As a believer, to be in the presence of a truly faithful, holy person is awe-inspiring. This was Jack. When I looked into his eyes I knew he was touched by and a man of God. Jack exuded love, kindness, gentleness and compassion. He walked a life of devotion to God and his faith and … Read more

Linda Bollengier

Deacon Jack was so good to all of us at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano. He tended all his flocks with the utmost love and caring. We miss him so much already but know he had a straight shot to heaven… They are happy to have him I am sure…. He worked so diligently … Read more

Jaclyn Gulino

It seems sooo unreal to have lost my dad so unexpectedly and at such a young age. There are sooo many memories I could share about him that made him a unique father. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to have been able to call him my father and to see how his presence … Read more

Lori McKinnon

Jack and I often ran into each other during our morning Starbucks runs, and it was such a great way to start my day – with a loving hug and his ever-present sunny smile. When I returned to the Church in 2010, I asked Jack to preside over the Blessing of mine & my husband’s … Read more

Mary Sutton

Jack was the kindest, gentlest man and I was proud to call him my brother. He was always there for his family in time of need. I was 13 when he was born so I watched him grow up. I always knew that he would be a person close to Our Lord and I was … Read more

Tay McRaney

i sure miss Jack like everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. My first memory of Jack was on our initial ACTS Retreat. We were table mates. We laughed for three days straight. Its a six year commitment to become a Catholic Deacon. Trish and Jack made that commitment. And with a humble heart … Read more

Terry and Leslie Vice

My wife, Leslie, and I very fondly remember Jack. We met him before he became a deacon. He helped us enter the church in 2000. We could tell he was a Godly man. He walked with both of us as we journeyed through the RCIA process. Every Wednesday night for several months he was with … Read more

Marie SantaCroce

Jack married my dearest friend Pat, therefore he become a dear friend too. Although miles have separated us for years, we have been as close as close can be. We have shared so many of life’s experiences: our weddings, the birth of our children, losing loved ones, fighting through illness and just the day to day … Read more

Virginia Rose Pesce Gilhooly

Jack has been my big brother for over 45 of my 52 years. He gave me many gifts over those years: he taught me to love sports – and especially the Yankees; when my dad died, he helped console the confused 10 yr old me; he helped me with algebra and geometry; he showed me … Read more