SQUIER, Jack 83, born in St. Petersburg on Dec. 31, 1930, passed away on July 11, 2014 at the Hospice Unit of the C.W. (Bill) Young VA Medical Center. He was a 1949 SPHS graduate and a member of the DAV and VFW. He spent 26 years in the army, fought in 2 wars, received the Bronze Star Medal and other citations and retired as a Lt. Colonel. After army retirement he was Chief of Communications for the St. Petersburg Police Dept. and succeeded in helping to bring 911 service to Pinellas County in July 1978. He then returned to college, earning Summa Cum Laude recognition and an MA in Education and Psychology that led to a position as head of Guidance and counseling and a history teaching assignment at Admiral Farragut Academy. One July day in 1975 Jack accepted Christ as his savior and became a dedicated Christian. He shared his faith as opportunities came his way. He is survived by his loving wife, Nelda Barlow Squier; children, Donna Lee, Andrew, James, Heather Daniels, Dawn Riegner; seven grandchildren; sister, Marilyn McRae; and his much beloved family of the late William E. Barlow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any area Hospice. Arrangements for services and a celebration of life have not been finalized.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 20, 2014