After a rich and full life, Jack Walp left us peacefully to be with his Lord. Jack was born in Nanticoke, PA and educated at Penn Charter Preparatory School and then graduated from Lafayette College. Soon afterward he was invited to Officer Candidacy School in Newport, RI and spent five years serving his country as an Officer in US Naval Intelligence. Although his 30 year career was spent in consumer advertising, his many passions included sailing, photography, art collecting, writing, and study of theological history. He was a joyful 8-fingered jazz pianist who freely shared his gift at all kinds of gatherings.
Jack was a man of great integrity who made a lasting impression on everyone who met him. He challenged others to think differently about the world around them, and he was tenacious in all things intellectual. He vigorously defied cardiac disease for decades, and put his whole heart into everything he did with much enthusiasm and energy. He loved his God, his country, his family, his dogs, and his friends.
Jack continues to be loved by Beryl, his wife of 48 years, and three children including Allison Walp Dimsdale and her husband Todd Dimsdale, Mollie Walp Ackner and her husband Reade Ackner, and Davis Rosser Walp and his wife Mora Melican Walp. Six grandchildren include Callie Rosser Dimsdale, Hannah Walp Dimsdale, Kara Ashlyn Walp, Brenna Beryl Walp, Peter Davis Walp, and Owen Emmanuel Ackner. Niece and Nephew are Gordon Hearst Rosser III and Meredith Fredricka Nelson Rosser DeFelice.
Heartfelt thanks are in order to Dr. Michael Blazing, Gail Cox, RN and their team at the Duke Heart Center, as well as the Duke Hospice at Meadowlands.
The Memorial Celebration of Jack