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John C. "Jack" Farquhar

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WEST DOVER -- Mr. John “Jack” C. Farquhar, 84, a resident of West Dover, died Tuesday evening, March 22, 2005, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 7, 1920, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Julia (Cook) Farquhar. Mr. Farquhar was a 1937 graduate of Haddonfield (N.J.) High, where he was senior class president. He continued his education at Springfield (Mass.) College, graduating in 1942 with a major in physical education. While in college he was an AAU tumbling champion, voted MVP in his senior year in college and a member of the gymnastic exhibition team. He served in the Naval Air Corp from 1943 until 1946 in Pensecola, Fla. as a fighter pilot instructor.

Jack married Margaret “Peggie” Brown on June 2, 1945 in Philadelphia. They settled in Lafayette Hill, Pa., where they raised their two children.

He began his career in waste paper in 1946 at Container Corporation in Philadelphia and went on to establish Tiffany Fibers, from which he retired.

Mr. Farquhar loved downhill skiing and played in the Vermont Senior Games, where he trophied in badminton.

Jack had a lifelong love of jazz music, and achieved his dream when he hosted a Sunday morning radio show, “The Magic of Jazz,” in 1994 and 1995 at WVAY in West Dover.

He is survived by his wife Margaret “Peggie” Farquhar of West Dover; a son and daughter-in-law Scott and Debbie Farquhar and grandchildren, Douglas and Andrew of Fairfield, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law Victoria Cook and Daniel of New Milford, Conn.; a sister, Laura Reeve of Collingswood, N.J.; and two brothers, Joseph W. Farquhar of Collingswood and Donald Farquhar of Mt. Dora, Fla.

A service to celebrate the life of Jack Farquhar will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Four Chaplains All Faiths Chapel of the Vermont Veterans Home with the Rev. John Foster, chaplain, officiating.

There are no calling hours. Burial will take place in the family lot in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Farquhar may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home-Patient Activities Fund or the All Faiths Chapel in care of the Covey & Allen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.

To send condolences to the family of Jack Farquhar, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 24, 2005
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