Jack was a one of a kind man - in so many ways. My husband, Fred, and I will miss him terribly, but we have wonderful memories of him. I met him at The Peregrine Fund, where he became a beloved volunteer. Always smiling, he greeted guests with enthusiasm. Staff, volunteers and guests enjoyed his consistent positive attitude. I treasure images of him 'checking in for duty' (his words) in the morning and going through his ritual of saying hello to each one of our birds housed outdoors. He loved the birds; their beauty, the role they play in nature, and he passed that admiration on to others. Most of all, I valued his friendship and genuine kindness to me. I was cheered when he was around; we'd discuss world issues and I would fill him in on the latest updates with our birds of prey. He was humble about his lifetime of extraordinary accomplishments, but I was not surprised to learn that he had excelled during his amazing career. Through Jack, I became acquainted with his family and became close to them, as well. His caring family is a tribute to Jack. I deeply regret that I hadn't seen him during the past several months and will forever recall him as a gentleman and a gentle man. Goodbye, my dear friend.