John PENNYBACKER

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PENNYBACKER, John John H. Pennybacker, 84, died on August 1, 2014. Born an only child in Philadelphia, PA, he served in the U.S. Air Force, and received degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Ohio State University. Jack taught at Louisiana State University for many years before moving to Mandeville, LA to teach at Loyola University in New Orleans. A dedicated and loving family man, Jack leaves Gretchen, his wife of 56 years, daughters Susan Merrick and Leslie Fairchild, grandchildren Alison and Andrew Merrick, Lauren Fairchild Kucera, and Kristin Fairchild. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the home of Gretchen's sister, 765 Lullwater Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307 from 6-8 P.M. on August 9th. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hospice Atlanta Center or the of Georgia.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 5, 2014
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