Corneal Mack II

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Corneal John Mack II, 77, also known as "Lung John, UJ, and Johnny," a resident of Annapolis since 1985 and formerly of Washington D.C., Virginia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe, died at home December 7 surrounded by his family and friends, after over five years battling Melanoma. Born May 1, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to the late Corneal and Helen Mack, John and his only sister, Marilyn, spent their childhood in residence at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C., where from 1941-1973 their father served as the General Manager and later as Vice President. John was a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School, University of Notre Dame, Harvard University, and University of Virginia. He spent much of his career working for the University of Maryland University College's overseas program, providing higher education to the U.S. Military community. He worked abroad in Newfoundland, Iceland, Germany, Vietnam and Thailand. In 1985 he moved into his family's Annapolis home, married Tasanee Soontornsaratool, and adopted her young son, Arthur. After 1990, he was self employed at Tolly Environmental Systems. John listened to NPR on his Walkman radio every day. He enjoyed reading the Washington Post, taking daytime naps with his tabby cat, Chili, at his side, playing with his son's dog, June, eating delicious food and drinking good beer, picking steamed crabs, finding the best prices on groceries, riding his lawn mower with his hat and big mug of iced tea, and riding roller coasters with his family and friends. John participated in his Bay Ridge community through meetings and volunteer activities. He was a member of the University of Maryland University College "Overseas Marylanders" and Harvard Business School alumni association. John is survived by his wife Tasanee Soontornsaratool Mack; son, Arthur Soontornsaratool and his wife Emily of Baltimore; sister, Marilyn Mack Jarboe of Washington, D.C.; nieces and nephew, Suzanne Simpson of Fort Collins, CO, Teri Jarboe of Washington, D.C., Leslie Leadbeater of Ridgley, Mary Catherine Jarboe of Washington, D.C., Sheila Laybourn of Germantown, and Jenifer Bouchard of Washington D.C, and John Jarboe Jr. of Davidsonville; 12 grand nieces and nephews; and a great-grand niece and nephew. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, December 15, at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 16 at St. John Neumann Church, 620 N. Bestgate Rd., Annapolis. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring. Online condolences may be made at
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Published in The Capital on Dec. 13, 2013
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