Jack I. Stern, 93, of Pompton Plains, NJ, formerly of Glen Ridge and New York City, passed away on January 17, 2021. He was born in the Bronx and lived in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Bloomfield, New Jersey, before moving to Pompton Plains, New Jersey. He attended Townsend Harris High School and Tilden High School and was a graduate of the City College of New York with graduate degrees from Columbia University, New York University, and Montclair University.


After retiring from the City of New York as an assistant personnel director, he served as an education specialist for the US Army Chaplain School, retiring from that position in 1991. He served in the US Army of Occupation in Japan after World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War, also in Japan. After 34 years of active and reserve military service, he retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was active in the Air Force Reserve serving as a personnel staff officer in Air Force Systems Command. He also worked as a vocational counselor and as a rehabilitation counselor. For 15 years, he was a teacher of English for the Foreign Born in the New York City evening schools. He was a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, the Jewish War Veterans, the American Legion, the Military Officers Association, and many other organizations.


His beloved wife, Hannah, to whom he was married for nearly 64 years, passed away on August 17, 2020. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Jillian Harris (Scott), Nina Stern, Jessica Stumpf (Bradley), and Andrew Stern (Ruby), and their families. Burial was private in Old Montefiore Cemetery. Instead of flowers or gifts, please consider a memorial donation to the United Jewish Appeal or other charity of your choice.

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