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Jack D.
Tichacek

September 26, 2019

Jack D. Tichacek
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Obituary for Jack D. Tichacek

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Jack D. Tichacek, 63, of Spring Lake, NJ, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019, following a heroic battle with lung cancer. He was born in Ridgewood, NJ, to Edna and Joseph Tichacek.

Jack graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 with a degree in electrical engineering. While at Penn Jack was a member of the Quaker fencing team. His accolades include a second-place finish at the 1975 NCAA fencing championships. He was a three-time NCAA All-American and three-time member of the All-Ivy League team. After college, Jack was part of the silver-medal-winning team at the 1983 Pan American Games. He won two gold medals at the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1989. Jack served as the men’s foil first alternate for both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic fencing teams. From 1988 to 1992 Jack was Vice President for the USFA.

Jack spent the last 35 years as a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management. Jack found his years at RBC rewarding, having developed strong relationships with his colleagues and clients.

He was a brilliant, kind, and fun-loving person. Along with his many home-improvement projects, Jack enjoyed rooting for his favorite sports teams, the New York Yankees and Notre Dame football, spending time at the beach, traveling, and sailing in the British Virgin Islands with family and friends. Jack loved spending time with family and was very proud of his sons and all their accomplishments.

Jack will be lovingly remembered by Carolyn, his wife of 25 years, and his sons, Kyle and Matt. He is survived by his sister, Carol Lee Bender (Phil), his nephews, Russ Sheehan (Jackie), Rich Sheehan (Marie), and Philip Bender (Cara), his niece, Suzanne Fuller (Devin), his father-in-law, John Leahy, Sr. (Maureen), his brothers-in-law, John and Kevin Leahy (Cory), and his sisters-in-law, Christine and Michele Leahy. Jack is also survived by many more loved ones: cousins, great-nieces and nephews. We will cherish our many fond memories with Jack, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edna and Joseph Tichacek, his sister, Joyce Sheehan (Russ), and his mother-in-law, Mary B. Leahy.

Memorial donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Mary’s Place by the Sea, PO Box 86, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.www.marysplacebythesea.org. 

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