Jack was born in Philadelphia, PA to Margaret and John McConville on October 22, 1936. After his brother Joe was born, the family moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (NY) in 1942. There Jack attended Our Lady of Angels Parochial School, played baseball, delivered newspapers and went to the movies every Saturday afternoon. He graduated from LaSalle Academy in Manhattan in 1954, then went on to earn a BA (1958) and an MBA (1966) from St. John’s University in Queens, NY.
While attending St. John’s, Jack worked as a part-time relief clerk on the floor of the NYSE. Post graduation he worked as a trader and an arbitrageur then, wth his MBA in hand, he became a securities analyst, covering industries from transportation to media for the remaining decades of his career. Jack was one of the first people to earn his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). He’s a charter member of the CFA organization.
In 1952, during a high school production of The Mikado, Jack met Barbara Maher. Their lively friendship turned into romance which became a marriage in 1960. They began their life together in Bay Ridge, then moved to South Orange in 1970 where they raised their seven children. Jack was an active parishioner of Our Lady Of Sorrows, served as a Little League coach and Boy Scout leader and still managed to attend every NY Football Giants game for 20 plus years.
Once the nest emptied, they downsized to Basking Ridge for several years, then found a lively community in Port Liberte (Jersey City) in 1997. They relocated once more to Galloway in 2017.
Jack is survived by his wife, Barbara Maher McConville, children Laura Reeth (Mark), Clare Honick (Stuart), Kathleen Brogan (Robert), John McConville (Paula), Thomas McConville (Lisa), Peter McConville (Kara) and Margaret McConville. He was adored by his 15 grandchildren: Mark and Clare Reeth, Brian and Brendan Honick, Mary Kate, Sheila and Jack Brogan; Emily, Tommy and Brigid McConville; Kelsey, Paige and Jake McConville; and Nora and Ronan McConville.
Jack will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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