In Memory of John P. “Jack” Wilson

John WilsonJohn P. “Jack” Wilson, of Summit, NJ, passed away at his home on May 20, 2014 after a courageous, two-year battle with Melanoma. He was 61.

Wilson was born November 1952 in Summit to the late George and the late Ruth Wilson.  He grew up in Westfield, NJ and later lived in Mountain Lakes before settling in Summit. Jack graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in mathematics. Discovering his brilliance in math, Jack went on to earn the esteemed designation of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). His tremendous dedication to his work culminated in his position of Vice President of International Pensions at Metlife. An active and healthy lifestyle was integral to Jack’s being. An avid and lifelong swimmer, Jack’s passion included enthusiastic involvement with the Hub Lakes and Lakeland Hills swim teams, as well as Masters swimming. Summers at the Jersey shore were a highlight of his life; body surfing, spending time with family, and staying active at his beloved “shore house.”

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Julie A. Stewart.

The mark of a good man is happy and successful children. All four of his children were very special to him. Surviving are his sons John and Michael; daughters Deanna (Naji) Alkateeb and Leah (Mark) Woodward; and their mother Blair Schleicher Bravo. He was the proud grandfather of nine wonderful grandchildren; also leaves his brother Joe; Aunt Marilyn (John) Priesing; Uncle Bud (Nancy) Wilson; cousins; and many loving friends.

He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.