I remember Uncle Jack most from his Long Island days, when he arranged for Marty to teach Louis, Joseph and Kathleen Raffloer, children of Louis Raffloer, Jr and me, to ice skate.
we barely kept in touch when Jack moved to Colorado: he kept us apprised of his work with an annual phone call or Christmas card.
He chose to love and live and work in one of the most beautiful settings in the U.S.
I'm happy to have known him.
Kathleen (Asip) Raffloer Scotti
West Hartford, CT
Jack - you took such good care of me. I will always remember you so fondly and be ever so grateful for all you taught me about skating but most of all about life. Kim Wheeland
I DID THE HEAT WAVE NUMBER WITH JACK AND THE MAPES FOR 2 YEARS. THIS MAN WAS THE MOST THOUGHTFUL,SINCERE,GENTLE, COURTEOUS AND A GOOD FRIEND TO THIS LITTLE CANADIAN GIRL..SHALL REMEMBER THE BEST TIMES WE HAD..GO AND REST AFTER A WELL FILLED LIFE ...WITH LOVE
Cousin Jack ~ I will be missing you and our phone conversations,more and more as the months go on.Talking about our family tree, and the stories of our lives. It has been heaven on earth, knowing and loving you, across the miles, from NY to CO.
You fought the good fight, and now you may enjoy your heavenly reward,and a reunion with your parents and siblings.You are always in my heart, and prayers. Rest in peace,Jack!
Great Uncle Jack was a wonderful story teller, as only someone who has lived such a rich life can be. He shared with his grand-niece and grand-nephew stories about the Raffloer family and about his life in skating, particularly his travels abroad. His sister Ida, my children's grandmother, had the same sweet smile that Jack had, and the same warm heart. My children were lucky to be related to both of them. Jack will be missed but always remembered -- and smiling in those memories.
Jack was a kind and gentle person. He had a way of making each and every one of us feel special. I have many great memories of Jack from my days at the Broadmoor. Jack coached my husband, Mark, and his sister, Melissa, for many years and he always made a point of keeping in touch with them throughout the years. A very special person indeed! We will all miss you Jack! May you rest in peace.
Dearest Jack, you showed respect for all, shared your love for skating with each of your students - and I was lucky to be one of those skaters, and your kindness was unmatched. Thank you for being my coach and mentor. You are already missed. I too will miss our long conversations, always so filled with news of the present and the past. XOXOXO
Jack, I will miss you and our many memories as neighbors for 33 years. When I left Canonwood I I did not realize I would not see you again. For that I have great regret but know you are with the family you love and many friends.Say hi to Marty
Besides being our childrens, Mark and Melissa's coach, he was Orlando's and my most loyal friend for some 45 years. We will miss our many lengthy talks on the phone. Jack, may God Bless You with all our love, and always in our prayers. The Militano Family
Like everyone else...I am very greatful to have had Jack in my life. He made a difference and I am a better person having him as my coach!
The world has lost a wonderful man on every level possible and he will be missed
you were a great coach and will be missed by many.
he was a wonderful man, a true inspiration to young skaters everywhere we will miss dearly.
Jack was classy gentleman! I admired his work and his professionalism through the years. You will be remembered fondly Jack by so many people.
Jack was a gentleman and a scholar that had an incredible love and passion for his sport and all the kids he taught.What a dear coach and friend he was...so special.Thank you for the gifts you gave so freely.
I will miss you Mr. Raffloer. You were such an inspiration with your love of the sport and positive attitude. You made every skater/person feel very special. Thank you for teaching me my star turns, butterfly and so much more :)
He was a wonderful coach and a dear friend. He will be missed.
Donnie and I took from Jack as soon as he arrived in Colorado Springs in 1968 when we were very young. Our family ties go back to the 1940s professional show days, though. He was a lot of fun to take from and he choreographed many ice review group numbers that I was in, which were always beautiful. He will be missed.
Jack was always such a gentleman, in a world where that is getting more and more rare. He was always so encouraging to me as well as a great listener and shoulder to lean on. There won't be any more Jack Raffloers.
He was a wonderful, kind, and gentle man - I was so blessed to have him as a coach growing up.
I will forever remember Jack for his smile and absolute love of teaching skating. A wonderful person and coach, I hope I can pass on to my students what he passed on to me... love what you do, work hard and the benefits will come... I will miss you Jack
Thank you for being such a great coach and mentor during my skating years.
We are so thankful to have had you in our skating life. You are always were a voice of encouragement to all skaters.
Thanks for the memories.