Ingeborg Jack of Kennett Square

Ingeborg Jack, 88, died peacefully in her sleep at Kendal at Longwood, in Kennett Square, on Jan. 17. Inge, as she liked to be called, was born in Stuttgart, Germany, but spent her adult years living in the USA, Belgium, Switzerland, and Thailand.  Her early memories are of hikes in the Black Forest, and singing folk songs with her family.  Inge had a beautiful voice and was often asked to sing by school and town officials.

Before retiring, Inge worked for UNICEF in New York City.  She helped establish two chapters of Amnesty International, and worked tirelessly supporting the work of her late husband, peace and human rights activist, Homer Jack. Upon Homer’s passing, she devoted her time lobbying for children living in war ravaged areas, and trying to eradicate the use of land mines (a cause she worked on with the late Diana, Princess of Wales); she was also concerned about global warming,

She is preceded in death by her husband, Homer Jack, her parents, Ernst and Auguste, a twin sister, Majella, a younger sister, Helma, as well as her beloved brother, Herbert. She leaves behind her daughter, Marianne, married to Chris Thatcher, as well as two other daughters, Renate and Sigrid, and five grandchildren, Annemarie (Georg), Mark (Jen), Robert (Karoline), “Mac”, and Jasmine.  She also has five great-grandchildren: Sophie, Alastair, Julian, Edward, and Emily. She is also survived by a sister, Majella Kolb.

The family of Ingeborg would like to thank the staff at Kendall for welcoming Inge like a family member, for the past 10 years, and for the respect and loving care they gave her.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 24, in the activities room at  Kendal at Longwood, 1109 E. Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square.

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Arrangement by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

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