Senior photo from Deerfield:

Capt. Jack, as he liked to be called, passed away from a lingering illness in his home in San Diego on February 27, 2019.

Born in Boston, MA in 1945; he called California home for over 50 years, residing in Berkeley, Malibu, Van Nuys, and Shelter Island. After graduating from Deerfield Academy and Ripon College, he attended University of California – Berkeley in the field of drama and theater and the Lee Strasbourg Theater and Film Institute in Los Angeles.
He registered with the Screen Actors Guild as Jason Parker – the name that stayed with his immediate family.

Jack had a curiosity and zest for participating in life; continually learning from the varied people he encountered and seeking experiences and adventures which challenged him. From acting to special effects engineering, to ranching and volunteer fire fighting, to sailing and acquiring his Captains license, to opening a business services store and creating his own photography dark room, he never stopped asking questions and wanting to share/teach others what he learned.

Jack leaves behind: loving daughter Raine Noel and husband Tony Pushckor and granddaughter Sky of Issaquah, WA; stepdaughter Tracey Grady and her beloved family in Shoreline, WA; sister Diane (Greg Peters) in Shelburne, VT; many caring cousins; and his special friend and caregiver, Vicki Everett. He was recently predeceased by his devoted parents, Jack and Betty Parker of MA.

A private family ceremony is planned for April 6 in San Diego. Memorial contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) where he brought animals rescued in fires around Malibu. ( 5206 W. Jefferson BLVD, Los Angeles, CA 90016 or go to (“donate”).

Raine Pushckor-daughter


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are Deerfield Clubs in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on specific clubs and their sponsored events. 

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7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342