Higgins John B. "Jack" Higgins, 86, of Columbus, Ohio, peacefully departed this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 56 years, Barbara (Laemmle) Higgins and son Patrick. Jack is survived by his son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Christina; grandchildren, Molly and Anna; as well as many other extended relatives. Jack was a WWII
veteran of the U.S. Navy
. He served in the South Pacific as an Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd class. Jack also served in the Columbus Fire Department for 29 years. He was president of the Local #67, I.A.F.F. and Legislative Agent for the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters. Viewing is at EGAN-RYAN NORTHWEST FUNERAL HOME, 4661 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43220 on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 2-5 p.m, Rosary at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Church, 280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2013. Burial will be held at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for Masses.