Taps have sounded for a longtime member of the Estonian Society of Central Florida: our good friend Jack Shine.
Taps always sound sad, but they are especially sad when they sound for a wonderful man and a good friend.
I had the pleasure and privilege to know Jack and his wife Kaari for many years. Together we were members of the Chicago Estonian House mixed marriage group. Every month we met at each other`s house for a wonderful dinner party and together we put on many memorable events for the benefit of the members of the Estonian House.
Jack served his country with great distinction as a United States Marine. After he retired as a Colonel, he remained active in military affairs as a member of the Military Officers Association of America.
As we mourn our friend we find consolation in the goodness that was created by everything his life touched and the wonderful memories that he left for us.