On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Jack Wolfteich, 89, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully, surrounded in love by his wife, Helen Glenn. He leaves behind his five children, Kris Wolfteich, Titusville, Fl, Lisa Rutledge, Sugar Land, TX, Carl Wolfteich, Bellevue, WA, John Wolfteich, Cutchogue, NY and Dr. Paula Wolfteich, Huntsville AL, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by Carol, his wife of 43 years, his parents, John and Estelle Wolfteich and younger brother Paul Wolfteich, of Atlantic Beach, NY.
After his service as an airman in the U. S. Air Force, Jack spent his career as an educator in the New York state school system, starting as an English teacher and later becoming a high school guidance counselor. He was also an active sailor on the coastal waters of Long Island and along the Eastern Seaboard where he raised his family and shared his love for life on the water. He and Carol retired to Florida, where he became an accomplished poet, lover of the fine arts, a woodworker, and a bonsai enthusiast while continuing his love of living near the water; swimming and sailing into old age.
Everyone who knew Jack will remember him in different ways, a writer, a philosopher, a deep thinker who loved a good discussion, whether it be about music, politics, literature or sailing. His legacy to those left behind in the world will be the incredible joy he felt for life and his strong spiritual commitment.
Friends are invited to pay their respects at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 101 N. Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Fl, on Monday, October 21, from 3-5 pm.
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