We were very sad to learn of “Captain Jack” Rand’s passing in September. Brooks Scholl ’65, Jack Davis ’65, and Thorn Hart ’65 were able to attend his memorial service in NYC on October 20. All 3 kids, who had followed Jack to both DA and UNC, spoke eloquently about him. Here is a follow up to the service from Brooks:
Jack’s funeral was a wonderful tribute by his family. We all knew that Jack beat to his own drum through all his adventures, and to listen to his family express how thankful they were for his love and guidance was heartwarming. Jack’s three children, twins Kate and Emily and son Dave all gave us the opportunity to witness how prepared they were to continue to honor their father.
Jack taught them to be confident when handling the challenges that life brings, and always have a positive attitude. Attitude was everything to Jack and he wanted them to get up each day and go after life. The other lesson that they each expressed was that their Dad wanted them to always “Show Up “ when challenging themselves , or when feeling they could offer a helping hand.
Jack’s funeral at the Union Club was a perfect place to represent the class of which Jack walked through life. It was great to spend time with my Deerfield classmates Thorn and Jack. We were very thankful that we witnessed this beautiful celebration of Jack’s life. Jack came all the way from New Orleans. Thorn and his wife Mary came from Washington DC and I came from CT. I think when able, all our classmates should continue to “Show Up” with Jack’s spirit.
We were all lucky to have known him.
Andy Steele ’65