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John Stuart Carver Jr.

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John Stuart CARVER, Jr. Jack died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Swedish Hospital on January 20, 2011, after a short illness. Jack, a Seattle resident for the past 40 years, was born July 1, 1922, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He grew up in Pullman, Washington, with his parents John and Martha and his brothers Edward and Donald. Jack's family had a long history seafaring, and several of Jack's ancestors in the 19th centu ry skippered square-rigged vessels in the waters between New Eng land and Asia. Jack continued the tradition, racing Beans, his Geary 18 sailboat, out of the Laurelhurst Beach Club on Lake Washington. Jack attended Washington State University where he was a mem ber of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated in 1948 after serv ing five years in the U.S. Army during World War II. Jack was an infantry platoon Lieutenant in the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Divi sion. He fought in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. After the fighting ended, he was assigned to the International Security Detachment as a prison officer at the Nuremberg War Crime Trials. He guarded notable prisoners including Herman Goering and Albert Speer. Jack married Nancy Slayden in 1950, and they were married for over 60 years. Shortly after their marriage, Jack was called back to the Army during the Korean War. He served in Korea for 15 months as a Captain and a Batta lion S-2 in the 15th Infantry Regi ment, 3rd Division, during the winter of 1951. Jack later worked with Bank of America as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing in the credit card department and as manager of automobile leasing. Prior to that, Jack was in sales with Procter & Gamble. After retiring from Bank of America after 19 years of service, Jack continued to work in sales as a volunteer for United Way. Since retiring from Bank of Amer ica in 1984, Jack has been an active volunteer for the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Socie ty, serving as a member of the Board and chair of the research li brary. Jack worked with PSMHS to organize several public events. He spoke to a large audience at the Museum of History and Indus try on his experience as a guard at the Nuremberg war crime trials. For the past 17 years, Jack has studied history and other subjects through the University of Wash ington Access program. Jack was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, son John Carver and his wife Barbara, daughter Cary Naubert and her husband Mark, and grandchildren: Robby Carver and his wife Caiti, Callie Carver, Charles Naubert, Martha Naubert, and Emily Naubert. A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Avenue, Seattle on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Parking avail able under church. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, P. O. Box 9731 Seattle, WA 98109-9731 Sign John's guestbook at www.legacy.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 25, 2011
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