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March 08, 2014
To our dearest jack. May God grant you his devine mercy. Love from the Powell family.
March 07, 2014
Jack you will always be in my prayers. " It was such a joy to be in your company. Such laughter and good fun. You will be truly missed. God bless.
March 06, 2014
Dr. Jack was one of the most colorful characters I have ever met. Not only a client, but a freiend. I will always remember the summer boat rides in the Boston Harbor. Hilarious fun. Jack will be greatly missed.
March 05, 2014
Jack was a larger than life character both in his Science and his approach to life. We first met over 20 years ago at a scientific meeting in San Francisco. Jack had just published his landmark paper describing the development of functional MRI, I was intrigued by his work, but he was more interested in discussing our work on magnetoencephalography (MEG). That meeting hatched a plan for combining multiple methods for imaging brain function that has been a cornerstone of our collaborative work and discussions ever since.

Jack became a big fan of New Mexico, and for a decade we often would wind up skiing the steeps of Taos or Crested Butte… we never made an oft-discussed spring trip to The Gulch in Vermont. Jack was also an aficionado of flying. We made a number of flights across New Mexico and Colorado, sometimes on a mission, and other times for no particular reason. Over our last few years of late night discussions we often would up on the topic of Jets or helicopters.

On another occasion Jack tried to organize a consortium to buy a classic wood sailing ship. Cooler heads prevailed, but I was very happy to see his photos from last summer, out on Boston harbor in the motor vessel he ultimately acquired.

I was continually struck by Jack's love and admiration for his family. He often spoke of his mother, and was proud of and inspired by her achievement as a pilot, among many other things. He regularly discussed his beloved uncles, and family connections that inspired a dream to establish a scientific institute on Maui, to couple some of his favorite things. He was deeply devoted to his wife, and a daughter who arrived relatively late in life, a continuous source of joy.

We miss Jack, and often think of him as a model of a life fully lived.
March 04, 2014
Just got back from your memorial, Jack. Memories came flooding back to me about our lives at the Priory. I remember helping you install a header exhaust system on your 240Z; playing freshman basketball with you; and going to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Your pure joy in searching for knowledge remains an inspiration to me. I saw your lovely wife and amazing daughter today. They along with your incredible scientific work will live on for many years. You made the world a kinder and more interesting place. Rest in the arms of God and enjoy catching up with your parents and others.
March 03, 2014
Jack, you will be forever in my heart.A treasured memory and a lasting inspiration. Our time together on this earth will never fade. Always know I love you and will hold you close to my heart eternally. .. irene
March 03, 2014
We will all miss you Jack, and the many good times are pleasant memories indeed... Your life touched others more than you knew, and I hope God's love will keep you well and bring you peace until we all meet again.
March 03, 2014
Many of my fondest memories are of times I spent with Jack, including going on a double date to our high school prom, swimming in the Indian Ocean, and climbing Mt. Kiliminjaro. Thought we'd go on another adventure soon. I'll miss you, buddy.
March 02, 2014
I am surprised and saddened to hear of Jack's passing at such an early age. He was a classmate of my son's at St. Catherine's in Burlingame and we have fond memories of those years. My sympathy to his family and friends.
March 02, 2014
When Jack visited the Low Temperature Lab in Finland in the early 90's, I first noticed his warm personality and fun attitude about about doing a combined MEG/EEG study. John was amazingly tolerant as the test subject. It took several hours of waiting for his friend, Greg Simpson, to goop his hair up and then, John had to sit for a lng time under the dewar of the neurmagnetometer for data collection. He and Greg smiled and laughed throughout the endless process. When Jack introduced me to his mother, who visited him while he was in Finland, I really saw the depth of his kindness as Jack and I discussed what kind of tour his Mom and I might take around Helsinki. His one-minded devotion to her was even more telling about what John was about.
March 02, 2014
Jack - I was a Churchill Scholar with you and have often wondered since then how your brain research was going. Amazingly well, and quite a legacy, I gather. We wil miss you.
March 02, 2014
Jack always inspired people to make life special. If we were considering having dinner someplace, Jack would say “not just someplace, let's go to the Ritz!”
I am fortunate to have been Jack's friend and colleague for 20 years. I shared his passion for discovery and we had many wonderful adventures together (scientific and otherwise). He was a good friend.

Jack inspired us all with his great scientific achievements – I will remember him even more so for how he inspired people with his infectious zeal for life.

Thank you Jack.

Jack will always be with all those he touched.
March 02, 2014
Jack was my first grade student at St. Catherine's back in 1965-1966. I was saddened learn of his passing and wish to extend my condolences to his family. It was amazing to see his accomplishments and gratifying to me to have had a small impact on him as a 6 year old little boy. I was a Sister of Mercy then known as Sister Mary Immaculate. I remember Jack as a very bright child, anxious to learn and very easy to like. My prayers are with all his family.
March 01, 2014
I had the privilege of teaching World History to Jack's Freshman Class at Woodside Priory School......even then...Jack was brilliant,insightful,humorous,and I believe now that God gave Jack the perfect combination of an inquisitive mind seeking the answers to so many deep questions and a caring heart which could feel the pain of human illness and the innate desire to help alleviate suffering. I haven't seem him since Priory Days(the 1970's) but Jack is one of those human beings you never forget. I am so sorry that his mortal life has ended so early. I remember how passionately curious Jack was about "the future" and "what lies beyond" he understands these things as he may never have done before.
March 01, 2014
You will be very missed Jack. I enjoying growing up with you and living only two houses apart. I want to give your family strength, many prayers and love.
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