I received this email this evening. Jack was Committee Chair of the Troop in the 1980s. His son, Todd was in the Troop when I first joined in September of 1980. Jack was the person that I believe started the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. He remained behind the scenes for the Troop for many years after his son made Eagle and graduated from the Troop. He was a great advisor for me in my early years as Scoutmaster.
Here is what Jack’s son wrote:
Good Evening Everyone,
First and foremost, my sister and I wish to apologize for sending a message like this over email. But the list is long, and simply put, it is too many to call (although we would like to call each and every one of you). At 1:15 p.m. on 2/11/15, our father passed on. It was not terribly surprising. The doctors just last week felt at most he could live another month or two. There has been an outpouring of support, the likes of which we should not be surprised about, but we are. Several phone calls and texts had the same theme — that he touched so many lives, that we lost a great person, and that it is a sad day. Some of you on this list knew him for their entire lives, some for decades, some for a few years, and some never met him but kept asking me how he was doing every time we spoke. We can’t thank you all enough.
Tomorrow morning we will work on the details with the mortuary and the cemetery. When we get further information about services, we will pass them along. If you would like to, please feel free to pass this email along to others who would like to know. I don’t think I have even close to everyone we need to notify. Thoughts and prayers are all we can ask for at this time.
Todd T. Kelly
VIEWING AND SERVICE DETAILS
Viewing: Friday 2/19/16 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm — Viewing at Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation (4444 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93063).
Funeral Services: Saturday 2/20/16 10:00 a.m. — Services will be held at Rose Family Funeral Home, followed by a gravesite service at Oakwood Cemetery (22601 Lassen St., Chatsworth, CA 91311),
Reception following Services: Contact Todd or me for information.
Boy Scout Troop 113
Culver City, California
Crescent Bay District
Western LA County Council