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  • "Dear Joanne,Jolie and Will, We know how great your loss is,..."
  • "To The Rockett Family, It would have been impossible for me..."
    - Jonathan Lehman
  • "I will miss you Jack; not only from our insurance and..."
    - Tony Parolisi
  • "My Uncle Jack was the best Uncle in the world - a kind..."
    - Bonnie Tillotson
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ROCKETT--Jack Ford, 75. Died September 3, 2010 due to complications from prostate cancer. Perfect husband and life partner to Joanne and wonderful dad to Jolie, Will, and Jennifer. Kind, generous, and thoughtful brother-in-law, uncle, and friend. Loved his homes in NYC and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL. A gifted athlete, at Ft. Lauderdale High (Class of '53) he went to State Championships in both football and basketball, eventually becoming an All-American running back in football. His athletic prowess remained apparent throughout his life as evidenced in his mastering the 1st hole at New York's St. Andrew's Golf Club. Spent his summers during college working the oil rigs in Oklahoma before entering the U.S. Army, where he served honorably. With a career that spanned five decades, Jack was a respected professional in the insurance industry, revered by his colleagues. His spirit continues to inspire. A memorial gathering will be announced. Memories of Jack can be shared with the family at [email protected]

Published in The New York Times on Sept. 12, 2010
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