Jack Stellmack, NSS president 1967-1970

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Jack Stellmack, NSS president 1967-1970

Postby Cheryl Jones » Feb 28, 2010 1:34 pm

Jack Stellmack (NSS 2379CL) was NSS president 1967-1970, NSS News Editor 1960-67, and chairman of the Nominating Committee 1966-67. He was made Fellow of the Society in 1967, and Honorary Member of the NSS in 1971.
Hi All,

There is no way to say this gently. Jack Stellmack passed away at about 2 a.m. this morning (Friday, Feb. 26). He was not suffering any pain. His sister, Lois, his good friend Sheryn, and I spent yesterday at his bedside trying to make him as comfortable as possible. He really wanted to go. "Quickly, quickly.", he repeated to us.

He will be cremated. There will probably be a memorial service in the spring when the weather is more suitable for an outdoor event.

Jack was a Honorary life member of the Nittany Grotto and the NSS, and a Charter member of the Butler Cave Conservation Society.

The auction of his estate which was originally scheduled earlier and was postponed until Sunday March 14 because of bad weather, is still on the schedule.

Sadly, Keith

-- Keith D. Wheeland, NSS 2878
NSS Board Member and Chair of NSS IO Committee
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Re: Jack Stellmack, NSS president 1967-1970

Postby Phil Winkler » Feb 28, 2010 8:09 pm

This was a man of tremendous personality. Such a loss for us all.

At the Iwoa (sic) Convention in 1974 he made crosses on foreheads with charcoal.

One of the great ones.
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