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.
A memorial for Jack will be held on May 13 at. XXXXXXX. For more information, see XXXXXXXX