John E. “Jack” Boeing, 98, of Marion, MA, on January 14, 2019. Predeceased by his wife, Jeanne, Jack leaves three sons and a daughter and their families – Peter Boeing and his wife Patricia of Concord, MA, and their children Carl and wife Brenda, Jill, and Paul and wife Megan; Mark Boeing and his wife Lisa of Wolfeboro, NH, and their children Gregory and wife Haley, Jenna, and Parker; Chris Boeing and his wife Lynne of Pepperell, MA, and their children Carrie, Meaghan, and Emily; Joanna Boeing Bratton and her husband Roxie of Marion, MA, and their children Hanna and Parker; and several great grandchildren. Also “father” to Ivar Hegstad who joined the Boeings as an AFS exchange student from Norway as a high school senior and has remained a part of the family.
Jack was born in Dorchester, MA, son of the late L. Marie Terletzky (Cooke) and Eugene Boeing. He graduated from Mount Hermon School in 1939, and then served in the Army Air Corps, flying planes for the lend-lease program with the then Soviet Union, and then as a flight instructor in Blytheville, Arkansas. Jack sang throughout his life both professionally and whenever the occasion permitted.
In 1953, he started The John E. Boeing Company, JEBCO, in Lexington, MA as a manufacturers’ representative in the emerging electronic component business and the firm continues to be an icon in the industry. Jack and Jeanne then retired to Marion, MA and enjoyed much golf, singing, entertaining, rum raisin ice cream, and winters in Florida.
Memorial Service at St. Gabriel’s Church, 124 Front Street, Marion, MA at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Memorial donations may be made to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund or the First Tee of Massachusetts, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA 02766 and/or any charitable organizations for veterans, especially Eric’s Earthbound Vets, 311 East Main St. #1, East Brookfield, MA 01515 (www.earthboundvets.org) and Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780 (www.hfotusa.org). Private burial to follow later in the year at the family plot in Hill, NH. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Rt. 6, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.