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Joan Levering Jack, Greenwich Native

Joan Levering Jack, a children's advocate who was originally from Greenwich, died May 27 in Darien. She was 78.

Jack began her career at Manhattan’s Children’s Home Society. She was the co-founder of the “Kids to Kids” program in Rye, N.Y., which was dedicated to outreach and substance abuse prevention for adolescents throughout Westchester County. She was a board member of the Westchester Children’s Association and tutored at Rye Country Day School. She spent her winters in Palm Beach, Fla., but was a devoted lover of yachting in Greenwich.

Jack is survived by her son, David Morris Jack; her daughters Lisa Elizabeth Jack and Wendy Jack Piazza; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. June 9 at Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien. The Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joan’s name to Yale Discovery to Cure, Yale School of Medicine Development, P.O. Box 7611, New Haven, C. 06519, Attention: Joy J. Carrigan, or to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ovarian Cancer Research, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106.

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