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John Hamilton Plimpton


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John Hamilton Plimpton Obituary
November 2, 1930 - February 12, 2016 John Hamilton Plimpton, "Jack" to all who knew him; longtime executive director of diocesan HIV/AIDS ministries for the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese, died of congestive heart failure on February 12, in Los Angeles. He was 85, born on November 2, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by his sister, Jean Burger; nieces, Carrie Vander Linden and Laurie Vanderboom; nephews: Mike, Jeff, and Todd Maehl, and their families. During Jack's 25 years of diocesan ministry, he founded Project New Hope, affordable housing complexes for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. He began his diocesan work as executive director of the Bishop's Commission on AIDS Ministries by appointment of Bishop Frederick H. Borsch. Jack brought to his diocesan post some 20 years' experience as an assistant superintendent, administrator, and educator in the Los Angeles Unified School District, serving in the Division of Adult and Career Education. He was principal of North Hollywood Community Adult School. Among other achievements was his work in founding the Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy. A Chicago native, John Hamilton Plimpton was educated at the University of Chicago, earning a Doctorate in Education. He began his teaching career as a graduate of Northern Illinois University and became principal of the University of Chicago Lab School Requiem Eucharist is set for 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Cathedral Center, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Project New Hope, 1004 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 16, 2016
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