Jack Barnett Pevenstein, 88; retired educator and administrator; U.S. Air Force Korean war veteran; formerly of Washington, D.C., Chevy Case MD, and Palm Springs, CA; passed away peacefully November 21, 2021 in Chicago. After earning his B.A. and serving as 1961 Senior Class President of D.C. Teacher's College (now University of District of Columbia), where he served as, working as a speech therapist, and earning his M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Maryland, Jack served as an elementary school principal in Prince George's County, Maryland. Jack's greatest joy was teaching children, and he remained in contact with students from one of his 5th grade classes, who are now grandparents themselves. He is preceded in death by his wife Sally Lauer Pevenstein and leaves behind his husband Singkoo Thanadram. Dear stepfather of Erik Magnan of Maryland; half-brother of Robert Pevenstein, Margaret "Peggy" Walker, and Stephen Pevenstein; cousin of Dorothy "Dottie" Ziemer of Brunswick, GA. Also preceded in death by parents Nathan Bernard (Violet) Pevenstein and Celia Brown (the late Louis) Blacker, aunt and special angel Rose Brodsky (Morris) Rodman, and Goldie the lhasa apso. Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 8, 3:30pm at Brookdale Lake View, 3121 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60657. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Metropolitan Community Church, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago, 60626 or www.achurch4me.org
. Private interment of cremated remains at Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, Michigan. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 28, 2021.