Jack Coburn grew up with his sister Anita and his father Jack Sr. and mother Elisabeth Coburn in Dorsey, Maryland. Throughout his childhood he forged friendships that lasted for the rest of his life.
As a young man, he studied political science and served in the Airforce ROTC in college. He was a Jack of all Trades working as a Cab driver, Ballpark Soda Jerk, convention planner, Title Officer, etc. Jack eventually got his CPA certification and enjoyed a successfully career in accounting with Vinnell Corporation. He retired from Northrup Grumman as Assistant Controller.
His love for kids and family were lived out for 16 years with Marika and her three kids Mark, Ginnie, and Brenda. Jack greatly enjoyed spending time with their children as well.
Jack lived a rich life of travel and made friends of everyone he worked with in Saudi Arabia and Turkey. He spent vacation time in Thailand where he met his fiancé Lamai. Through wonderfully entertaining and beautifully written correspondence, he kept in touch through the years with all of his friends and loved ones.
Sports and current events were a passion for Jack. He spent time with his buddies attending sporting events across the country. He was a great companion and friend.
Jack was also dog's best friend. If there was a dog in the household of a friend, that dog was guaranteed Jack's full attention for a good portion of the visit.
If there is a consistent, strong, and lasting impression that Jack has made on all of our lives, it is that of a true and wonderful friend.