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Jack H. White

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White, Jack H. Age 64, passed away at his home in Tampa, FL on August 10, 2007. He was the son of the late Paul and Thelma (Wolfe) White of Akron, OH. Jack was educated in the Akron Public schools and completed his college degrees at The Cleveland Institute of Art & Design ('64) and Case Western Reserve University ('65). He began his teaching career at Layton School of Art and, upon its demise, he became one of the 7 co-founders of the Milwaukee School of Art (MIAD). He followed the late Guido Brink as President of MIAD and during his nine year tenure he secured North Central and NASAD recognition for the school as well as other scholastic and academic recognitions. He was also the creator and copywriter of "Milwaukee, a Great Place on a Great Lake". The Atlanta College of Art & Design selected Jack as head of it's Graphic Design department in 1989 with the sole charge of bringing computers into all areas of the graphic art department. Jack returned to Milwaukee in 1994 to found and become President of Jack White Design, a firm specializing in business to business communication, both web and print. Jack is survived by his partner, Bob Tambellini, two brothers, John (Linda) White, Jim (Mary) White, two sisters, Judith Svoboda and Jeanette (Jim) Michel, all of the Akron area as well as his two favorite pets, Houdi and Cedars. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 5 to 7PM at JGR Funeral Home, 6718 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL (813) 932-5308, [email protected] It was Jack's wish that memorials be sent to MIAD in his name.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug. 13, 2007
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