Of Newport, NH, John Leon (Jack) Liberman died Monday, April 29 at Summercrest Senior Living Community at age 97.
Born on February 11, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, Jack was the son of the late Samuel and Marion (May) Liberman and the younger brother of the late Frederick Liberman.
Jack was married to June (Brill) Liberman, a Newport native, for over 76 years. He was the father of three, Peter of Melrose, MA and twin daughters, Rebecca of Onset, MA and Naomi of Melrose, MA He and June also have eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
During World War II Jack served stateside in the Army Air Corps.
Teaching high school science was Jack's calling in life, serving in Newport, Pierson, FL, Bridgewater, MA and finally for the bulk of his career as teacher and department head in Sharon, MA, retiring in 1982. He was a life member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, working for many years as a part time contract negotiator.
Jack attended MIT, Rollins College Class of 1942, U-Conn, Tufts, American University, Harvard and received his Masters Degree in Education from Bridgewater State College.
In retirement he and June traveled to many countries, including trekking in Nepal. They hiked, climbed mountains, maintained hiking trails including those in the Newport Town Forest and Jack even went hang gliding at age 94.
Jack volunteered in his community, church and state organizations. He was a proud Red Cross blood donor.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 52 Gould Road, New London, NH. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
52 Gould Road, New London NH 03527