I graduated with Jack from North Catholic. My deepest condolences to your entire family.
Maureen, Dan, Ralph, Ron, Sue and Family -
What a gift it was to know Jack! As a kid, I remember watching all of you with awe at Horgan family reunions as you — along with my Mom, Andy, Jack, and Jim — told stories, shared memories, poked fun at each other, and laughed together. I remember Jack as being so easy-going in a crowd that could be a little (or a lot) out-of-hand. When I was a kid, Jack also was the one who asked well-placed questions to find out what I cared about and listened to me (or pretended to listen pretty convincingly). It made a difference.
I am so sorry for your loss and also know Jack is reunited with Aunt Erm (my favorite) and his dad and Jill (whom I don’t remember but who live on in family lore) along with many other members of the Horgan family. We are keeping you in our prayers.
Go Raibh Suaimhneas Síoraí Air.
- Mary Herbenick (Cathy’s daughter)
Just recently read that Jack had passed. We are so deeply saddened for your loss. I remember him as always having a smile and a warm hello. We recently saw him when my cousin, Tom Dougherty, passed away in November. He was a childhood neighbor and his memory will be treasured.
Loved the always infectious smile and humor of Jack. I'll miss a true college friend and character. Miss ya' Mike Horan.
The Horgan family- our sincerest condolences. Jack was a perfect partner for our dear mom, Susan. Our children Joley and Paul grew up with Jack. Paul and Jack will forever be linked with their love for the Pirates. We will miss him. We are thankful for the years of happiness he brought to all of us- especially to Sue.
Paula and Steve Neubert
I remember all the Horgans very well very nice people I'm sorry for your loss please accept our sympathies and condolences may he rest in peace .
My deepest sympathies to the Horgan family and Sue
I met Jake very first day at IUP and I have been friends with him ever since. He was always fun. But as I got to know him over the years I learned to understand him even better. He was full of goodnes-kind, thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent and broadly aware of the world around us.
I would run into Jake at many different places sporting events, taverns, a Giant Eagle, walking downtown or a local town. It happened often. I was lucky. We always lingered and talked and laughed a lot. I am sad—I have lost a really good friend and we all have lost a really good dude.
Dear Horgan family, Jack was one of the kindest men I ever knew. His parents and mine were best of friends from the Friday night tea drinkers bowling group. We had so many fun times at picnics at my cottage. He was one in a million! In grade school I had a huge crush on him all of the girls did. As a teacher we reconnected later in life and he helped me find jobs for my students getting ready to graduate. He had a heart of gold and found good in even the challenged students. Heaven has a new angel. I am blessed that I knew Jack and got to see him again this past Christmas. He was truly an amazing man!
I am saddened by Jack's passing. Over the 40 years, as buddies, starting when we were all single, there was the 'gang of 4' (Jack, Jim Cunningham (JC), Dave Guo (G-man), and myself), who would go out and enjoy life on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, when we would not otherwise have dates. During our 40's and 50's, we drifted apart to tend to our individual lives. But then returned in our 60's and beyond, again to enjoy each other's company. Over the last few years, it was the Thursday morning coffee that both Jack, JC, and myself looked forward to enjoying, talking about life, politics, current events, sports, and the like. I will miss these times, but always remember Jack's upbeat attitude, to push forward, even with his late-life health issues. Jack, I know you will be with us in thoughts and spirit, as we continue life's journey. We will be thinking of you, and remembering the good times together that we had. It is just too bad that it had to be cut short. God Bless.
Maureen, Dan, Ralph and Ron - you may know me as little Johnnie Weis, your folks paper boy or the little Weis from MHN. I may not have known you all individually, but I knew Jack and your Mom Erma from working with her at the convention center. When I met Jack at the convention center or at the house. He was so nice. I will remember that smile forever. That is what made me look at the post on Facebook. Prayers for you all at this time. Godspeed
I am sorry to hear of Jack's dying. I remember him as Maureen's handsome big brother. It was nice to read of all the contributions he had made to his community. He was a good person.
Diane Boles Browarny
You were a great teammate and a good guy.
You led a life well lived - God bless you for that.
To the Horgan family, my condolences. I was blessed to see Jack, Ralph and Ronny a few months ago and it brought up so many good memories of growing up near the whole family on Troy Hill. May eternal peace be granted unto Jack O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
Jack was the President of our SVdP conference when I joined and we did many home visits together. He served our group with compassion and the utmost respect to the people of our community. It was a great pleasure to have known him and deepest sympathy to his entire family for his loss.
Maurenn, Danny, Ralph and Ron
You had an amazing brother and friend. He always made everyone in his presence feel welcomed.
There are really no words to say to each of you during this time. Your love for each other is strong and will help you through these difficult times.
His was a great cousin and friend.
Please accept my condolences at the passing of your dear friend.
Deepest condolences to Maureen, Dan, Ralph, Ron, Susan and their families. Jack will be missed. I’m so glad I had the privilege of being around Jack so much while I was growing up. Jack was always smiling and loved sharing a good laugh. Jack was my confirmation sponsor and a genuine good guy. I’ll always remember him dressing as Santa Clause on Christmas Eve and enjoying a little bourbon through the Santa beard. RIP, cousin.
To my teammate and most importantly to my friend. You were a major part of the Duquesne Dukes success in 1973 championship. I will miss our talks ever Homecoming talking about our family, and the great football skills we once had. God bless my friend.
My sympathies to Susan and the Horgan family. Jack was the best. I am honored to have had such a great friend.
You are the greatest Cuz
I love you
Maureen, Dan, Ralph and Ron; please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Jack was one of the best in the Horgan clan. I don't remember a time when he wasn't smiling. We will always honor his memory, and the joy he brought to our family.
So very sorry to hear about Jack. He was a wonderful person, a great friend and an incredible teammate. Will truly miss him !!!
To my brother Jack , i will always cherish our Iron Duke days.
Jack brought laughter and intelligence to every moment we shared in our Friendship community life. I’m so grateful to have had that time - and to see the wonderful legacy of his efforts.
So very sorry for your loss. Many wonderful memories of the Horgan family. RIP