John "Jack" Lenz
January 12, 1931 – July 17, 2021
John “Jack” Lenz, age 90, died peacefully on July 17, 2021. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Jack served in the army 5th RCT as a radioman during the Korean War, and was a survivor of The Battle of Outpost Harry, a bloody week long battle where allied forces held the post so Seoul Korea could be saved from the communist forces. After the war, Jack returned to Pittsburgh and earned an electrical engineering degree from Pitt. While attending Pitt, Jack met the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betsy” Lenz, a nursing student. In 1961, they were married. Their 60th wedding anniversary would have been this September. Upon graduation they moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where Jack worked for ECI in communication technology and helped install a communication network in south Florida during the time of “Bay of Pigs Invasion.” They relocated to Stuart in 1973, and he worked at the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant for FPL for over 25 years. Retiring from FPL, Jack contracted with Raytheon and later TVA. They moved to Spring City, Tennessee enjoying country living for over 25 years before returning to Stuart 3 years ago to be near family. Jack enjoyed attending military reunions, family gatherings and the Tennessee outdoors; especially taking his grandchildren for rides on his ATV. He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy, 3 children: son - John Lenz of Freeport, FL, (wife, Beckie), son – Ed Lenz of Cudjoe Key, FL, daughter - Carolyn Livings of Palm City, FL, (husband, Matt), and 6 grandchildren, Angeline Tomasevic, Sarah Livings, Jake Lenz, Leanna Livings, Tom Lenz, and Will Lenz. A celebration of life will take place at a later date following burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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John "Jack" Lenz
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July 28, 2021
Sorry to hear of Jack's passing, I will always remember the time I got to spend with Jack & Betsy during my 5 years working in Spring City TN. I will never forget the time when I still lived in Fla and I was mountain biking at Raccoon Mtn outside of Chattanooga which is a TVA power facility, I walked into the Visitor center and there is Jack & Betsy working there as volunteers! I hadn't seen them since they had left Fla., Jack was a great person and a great father. He will be missed.
Maryann Atkisson Villalva
July 25, 2021
Betsy n family so sorry to hear your wonderful husband n father is gone. You n Jack were wonderful neighbors to us in North River Shores. Jack was a very handy man to have around the house n helped me many times😀. I recently ran across an old picture of u two at my 50th Birthday Party that I gave myself. Many happy memories raising r children there. So happy to see u have your children and grandchildren so close. God bless 🙏. Maryann