Jack Langreck

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LANGRECK, Jack 79, of Centerville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at Hospice of Dayton. Born in Union City, Ohio, he was the son of the late Thelma Drew. He is survived by the love of his life, Judy, sharing 27 amazing years; son John Langreck, stepchildren Joan (Rich) Bitzer, Matthew (Linda) Palcic, Doug (Nicole) Palcic, Tom (Kathy) Palcic, and David (Michelle) Palcic; grandchildren Jessica, Stephenie, Ryan, Tyler, Alex, Katie, Lindsey, Sophie, Griffin, Ashley, Justin, Benjamin, Philip; great-grandchildren Dominic, Brayden, Bryson, Johnny and Jenna Rose; cousin Shirley Fourman; and many other beloved relatives and close friends too numerous to mention. Jack taught in the Centerville school system for 37 years, and especially enjoyed coaching high school tennis. He loved playing tennis and teaching others to enjoy this lifelong sport. Quail Run Raquet Club became his second home. Jack’s family would like to thank Pastor Craig Fourman and Pastor Sue Nelson of Abiding Christ Lutheran Church for their daily visits and spiritual support of Jack and his family. We would also like to express our appreciation to the staff of Kettering Hospital SICU, especially Anthony, Chris, Erin, Dr. Barker and Dr. Gupta, for the kind and compassionate care they provided to Jack and his family throughout his lengthy hospitalization. Donations can be made in Jack’s name to Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, 326 East Dayton Yellow Springs Road,Fairborn, Oh, 45324. Dear Jack – you are one in a million. You have been such an important part of our lives, encouraging and inspiring us in so many ways. You always marched to the beat of your own drum and had an unwavering commitment to your beliefs, even if they were not always popular. You didn’t wear your heart on your sleeve, but chose to show your love through your actions. Thanks for being the strong presence that bound us all together. Family was most important to you, and you took great care of all of us in your own unique way. We love you and miss you!

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 6, 2012

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