We regret to announce that Merchant Marine veteran, raconteur, and Stillpoint author Jack Beritzhoff has passed away.
His daughter Lisa Beritzhoff shared this statement:
I wanted to let you know that [Jack] passed last night with the sweet music of Cole Porter in the background and his family nearby.
He had a good run and was a kind and sweet man. I will miss him but I know he is in a good place.
A member of the US Merchant Marine from 1943 through 1952, Jack Beritzhoff served during both the Second World War and Korea. He wrote a collection of memories of his experiences as a sailor that Stillpoint Digital Press published in 2012 as Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant Seaman. In addition to his literary pursuits, Bertizhoff fought for full recognition of members of the Merchant Marine as veterans.
Read Sebastian, one of the stories from Jack Beritzhoff’s Sail Away, here
A memorial for Jack will be held on May 13 at. XXXXXXX. For more information, see XXXXXXXX