Jack Pines

Tributes~Jack Pines

Jack Pines
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Date of Birth: 
July 9 1925
Date of Death: 
January 13 2018

Jack Pines passed away peacefully at home in Windermere, FL on January 13, 2018 at 92, surrounded by family. He is survived by his son Tony Pines and his wife Audrey Pines, his daughter Margie Brozanski and her husband Ted Brozanski and their son Justin Brozanski, his grandchildren Taylor Cappuzzello, and Ryan Cappuzzello and his wife Lisa Cappuzzello and their children Gavin, Mia and Ian. An incredible loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and person, Jack will be deeply loved and missed for all time.

His funeral will be Wednesday January 17 at 11am at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Oak Hill Burial Park at 4620 US Hwy 98 S in Lakeland, where he will join his beloved wife Shirlee. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society in his memory would be greatly appreciated, as he lost both his wife Shirlee and brother Alan to lung cancer and was extremely active in the ACS. The link is:

Jack was born on July 9, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to Sidney and Mildred Pines. Jack was gregarious and the life of the party, with a keen mind and broad smile. A superb singer and dancer, swimmer and competitive skeet shooter, he loved life. But most of all, he loved his wife Shirlee and his children Margie and Tony. Jack and Shirlee spent their 45 years of marriage together dancing, traveling, and living a wonderful life as they raised their children Margie and Tony in Winter Haven and Lakeland.

Jack served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant during WWII in the European Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns. After the war, he received his BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He started his career at Westinghouse Electric in the Atomic Energy Division (Nautilus nuclear subs). Moving to Florida in 1954, he began a long successful business career in real estate where he developed shopping malls (e.g. Winter Haven Mall...), commercial and residential projects, citrus and cattle operations.

Jack believed in giving back to the community, and was extremely active in a multitude of organizations, roles and activities (and still made ample time for his family!), including:

American Cancer Society (National Delegates 10 yrs; Chairman of Board FL; Board of Directors FL Division 15 yrs; Executive Committee 14 yrs; Chairman State Crusade Committee; Chairman Long Range Planning Committee; Budget & Finance Committee; Polk County Unit President; Board Member; Chairman Building Committee; W. Polk County Unit Honorary Life Board Member);
University of Florida Medical Center (Board of Overseers); Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Board (Chairman).
United Way of Lakeland (Campaign Chairman, Board Member, Chairman Area Wide Development Committee, Budget Committee); Association of United Way of Florida (Board Member); United Way of Central Florida (Board Member, President, Success By 6 Blue Ribbon Committee; Access to Services Committee); United Way of Lake Region (Vice President, Board Member);
Lakeland YMCA (Vice President, Board Member, Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Chairman Building Committee).
Temple Emanuel of Lakeland (President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Directors, Honorary Member Board of Trustees); United Jewish Appeal (Polk County Chairman); Anti-Defamation League (State Executive Committee, Board); B'Nai Brith, Hadassah Auxiliary (Life Member).

Central Florida Development Council (Board, Chairman); International Council of Shopping Centers (State Action Committee); Florida Citrus Mutual; Adams Packing Association (Board of Directors); Florida Citrus Showcase (Executive Board, Board of Directors); Downtown Winter Haven Council (Organizer, President, Board of Directors); Lakeland Chamber of Commerce (Board Member); Lakeland Leadership; FL Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Bartow Chamber of Commerce; West Pasco Chamber of Commerce; Pasco Builders Association; American Economic Development Council; Urban Land Institute; Florida Planning and Zoning Association.

Legal Aid Society (Board of Directors); Turnaround (Advisory Board); Polk County Criminal Justice Task Force (Board of Directors); Polk County Crime Stoppers (Organizer, Chairman, Chairman-Emeritus); School Crime Commission; Polk County Public Safety Coordinating Council; PRIDE; Florida Association of Crime Stoppers; Crime Stoppers International; Citizen's Police Academy; Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association (Chairman, Board of Directors Crime Prevention Committee); Crime Watch.

Florida Southern College (Advisory Committee); Polk Community College (Advisory Committee); Citizen's Task Force for Children.
Winter Haven Skeet and Trap Club (President, Board of Directors); Ducks Unlimited; James Madison Institute; Florida Conservation Association; Sierra Club; Nature Conservancy; Unified Sportsmen of Florida; NRA.

Imperial Symphony Orchestra (Board Member, Conductor Selection Committee; Music Committee); Polk Museum of Art.
Civic & Social Clubs - Shriner Masonic Lodge Scottish Rite, Kiwanis, American Legion, Elks, Lakeland Yacht and Country Club, Lone Palm Golf Club, Le Mirador Country Club Switzerland.

Place of Birth: 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Place of Death: 
Windemere, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Lakeland, Florida, United States

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Uncle Jack was a wonderful man who was "one-of-a-kind." He was smart, loving, industrious, and giving. We'll all miss and never forget you!

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