Jack Spicer, age 52, of
Ipswich, passed away unexpectedly on January 19th, 2010, leaving
his wife, Janet (Stebbings) Spicer and children Maxamilian, age
9 and Coco, age 7.
Jack grew up in Topsfield, MA,
where his mother, Edith Spicer still resides. He is survived by
two sisters, Jill Stolpestad of Batavia, IL and Joan Spicer of
Santa Cruz, CA and a brother, Jeff Spicer of Whitman. Jack
received his bachelor's degree from the University of South
Florida. He spent several years working in the technology sales
industry. Jack married Janet (Stebbings) Spicer of Ipswich in
1998 and they honeymooned in Paris.
Jack and Janet and their
children have lived in Newburyport, Providence, RI and then
moved to Ipswich in 2008. Jack loved his wife and children
dearly and they all frequented Zumi's, the Wenham Museum, the
Ipswich Public Library and other local attractions. Jack and
his family's travels also expanded far beyond Ipswich to London,
Paris, Rome and Dublin among other places. In addition to being
an avid traveler, Jack read multiple newspapers each day
following national and international politics and economics. He
had a penchant for British cars, Medieval history and fine art.
He and his wife, Janet, recently taught a claymation class at
the Winthrop school.
Jack and his family were
attending the First Congregational Church of Essex where there
will be a memorial service on Saturday, January 30th at
11:00am. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to CURE
for medical relief efforts in Haiti at
www.helpcurenow.org. In addition, friends of
the family have established a trust for Max and Coco, where
financial contributions can be made at the Institute for Savings
in Ipswich. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.