John Clegg

CLEGG, JOHN EDWARD (JACK), passed away on October 23, 2013 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. Jack was born to John E. and Anne Marie Clegg on September 4, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York. He lived in Hempstead, Long Island during his youth and graduated High School in Mount Herman, New York, before joining the U.S. Navy. He served in the South Pacific on an Aircraft Tender in the China Seas. In 1947 he left the Navy to enter The Georgia Institute of Technology, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering and receiving a commission as an Ensign in the Navy. He served on the Dennis J. Buckley, a Destroyer, and later on the Merganser, a minesweeper in Korean waters. He married his college sweetheart, Ann in 1951 and they served at Stations in Newport, Rhode Island, Key West, Florida, Sasebo, Japan, and Charleston, SC, where Jack retired and joined the Westinghouse Corp. at BWI in Baltimore. He worked in the Antenna Department, The Electronically Agile Radar which was applied to the North American B-21 Bomber and the advance F-16 Fighter modification, the AWACS Radar System and served as Deputy Program manager for the Lunar Camera Program. In 1967, he transferred to the Coral Springs, Florida, Westinghouse plant as a Program Manager. While there, he earned an MBA degree at Florida Atlantic University. When that plant closed in 1971, he returned to Baltimore. He retired in 1990 after 30 years of service. Jack enjoyed golfing and was a lifelong ten pin bowling enthusiast. Starting at eight years of age, he excelled at the game and appeared with his sister in a Pathe' film on bowling as youngsters, and he appeared in exhibition with Professional bowler, Andy Varapappa. He won the Sun Paper's Invitational City Tournament in 1965-66, was a city singles champion, a certified instructor, and was a past President of the Baltimore Men's Bowling Association. He had two sanctioned 300 games and was a credit to the game through his sportsmanship and dedication. An involved and loving father, he never missed his children's activities, worked as a coach and officiated at their swim meets and ball games. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, ballroom dancing and playing bridge. He was member and past treasurer of the Robert Burns Society, and a member of St. Martin's in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Severna Park, MD. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Vera Newell. He is survived by Ann, his wife of 62 years, his son John Clegg, Jr. and his wife, Valerie of Stevensville, his daughter Laura Forquer (Mark) of Jacksonville, FL, five grandchildren, Nicole, Christina, and Nicholas Schuknecht of Jacksonville, FL, John Clegg III and Ashley Wingard of Stevensville, MD, and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Ashton Wingard. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 1-3 PM at Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Hwy in Severna Park, with a Memorial Service beginning at 3:00 pm, following the visitation. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to , or to St. Martin's in-the-Field Church. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home - Severna Park
495 Ritchie Highway Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 647-2400

Published in The Capital on Oct. 26, 2013