Deceased December 7, 2017
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A lifetime resident of Youngstown, Ohio, Jack Collier died there on Dec. 7, 2017.
He prepared for Amherst at Boardman High School in Youngstown, where he was reported to have been a star in three sports. At Amherst he majored in history, joined Psi Upsilon and played baseball and basketball. Fraternity brother Mike Palmer ’53 remembers Jack as an exceptional athlete and as a good friend of Ray Dresser ’53, Bill Frack ’53 and Wray Zelt ’53. Baseball teammate Rich Gray ’53 remembers Jack as an outstanding pitcher and as a classmate with a strong will.
After Amherst, Jack earned an MBA from the Wharton School, served in the U.S. Army for two years and had a career as a stockbroker from 1966 to 1987 with Butler Wick and Co.
He was a longtime member of the YMCA, the Presbyterian Church and the Youngstown Country Club, where he was a record-setting golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Janet.
George Edmonds ’53