February 28, 1930 – November 10, 2020
A pioneer for the New York City Board Of Education,passed away at 90 in Boca Raton Florida on November 10 2020. Jack was born in 1930 in Brooklyn to Izzy and Sylvia Isaacs .
Starting out as a Guidance Counselor, he worked his way up to Principal and then to the Executive level as an innovative creator of educational programs which benefited students throughout the city. Working in schools with students from many backgrounds,Jack had a passion for helping kids by identifying their talents and always tried to leave them feeling more confident, strong, self sufficient and independent so they could feel they could succeed without relying on others.
He was also an extremely proud United States Marine Corps veteran and a true American patriot. Jack was a successful horseman owning multiple wining thoroughbred and trotter racehorses.
He was an adventurer, an enthusiastic deep sea crew member for one of his sons businesses . His son was a USCG Licensed Master Of Oceans Captain and FAA Pilot owning and operating charter yachts and delivery of yachts for other yacht owners up and down the East Coast. The charter yachts needed seasonal repositioning and Jack was always ready for another adventure. He would travel through the night to meet his son, the yachts and their crews. They were skilled survivors navigating in all types of conditions creating a wealth of fantastic memories and stories.
Jack confronted his fear of flying by taking the front seat of aircraft as his son flew him over the beautiful Hudson valley and beyond. He lived life to the fullest.
He was a devoted Grandpa and loved spending time with his Granddaughter Chelsea, their weekly lunches will be remembered forever as her Grandpa always pointed her in a positive direction in addition to leaving her laughing. Many gatherings with his Niece Jennifer and Nephew’s Michael and David from the Upper Westside of Manhattan created fond memories and more laughs as well. In addition his very special friendships spanning many decades in New Jersey resulted in meaningful memories throughout multiple family members as well as so many friendships in New York and Florida.
Prior to relocating to Florida he lived in Manhattan,Hackensack New Jersey and Marina del Rey California where he experienced the California life as part of his retirement.
He is survived by his son Gabe , Gabes wife Tess, Grand Daughter Chelsea and sister Cece in addition to many fine friends.
A private military funeral with Marine honor guard was held In Lake Worth Florida at the South Florida National Cemetery for Veterans.
Graveside services with military honors for Mr. Jack Isaacs
Friday, November 20, 2020
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November 25, 2020
Jack was a Foodie before the term was invented. Together we explored all the boroughs, finding amazing ethnic restaurants in hidden spots where we were often the only ones there not from the neighborhood. Those experiences so firmly shaped my love of food and adventurous eating that has, since then, been a huge part of my life, and I owe it, and so many other things, to my Uncle Jack. Oh, and I have to mention the trifecta we hit preceding my solo adventure to Europe--my share paid for my airplane ticket and allowed me at least an extra month to bop around. He will be so sorley missed.