John W. Greenawalt, Jr.

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John (Jack) W. Greenawalt, Jr. 92, passed away on February 4, 2021 at The Hill at Whitemarsh after a short battle with pneumonia.

He was born January 10, 1929 in Philadelphia and is predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Jane S. Greenawalt and his daughter-in-law Saundra. Jack graduated from Germantown Academy, and then Temple University. He married Jane Greenawalt (nee Stout) on February 10, 1951. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area and longtime member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club, he played squash, tennis and golf.

Jack ran Stout Brothers with his brother-in-law Stober Stout from 1957 until 1995. Stout Brothers, an international distributor of interior textiles started in 1927 by his future father-in-law is run today by the 3rd and 4th generation of family. He will be most remembered as a wonderful husband, incredible father, and dear friend. Jack was principled and lived his life with integrity, honesty, and generosity.

His generosity included many family golf trips. His children and grandchildren delighted in visiting Jack and Jane in Dataw, a golf community on a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina. He is survived by his sons Bill (Mary Jo), Bob (Megan), Bruce (Debbie) and his daughter Beth (Rich Robertson). Additionally, he is survived by 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date when family and friends are able to gather. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association under memorial donation forms on their website.

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