John “Jack” Sexton
(1933 – 2016)
John Robert Sexton, (“Jack”) 83, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, the 6th of September 2016. Jack was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to William Vincent and Rhoda Mary Sexton and had four siblings : William, James, Michael and Patricia.
Jack graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and subsequently obtained a Master of Science Industrial Management degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (New York University Polytechnic) .
He moved to Houston in 1979 and worked in the energy industry until his retirement in February 2015, spending his first 30 years at Texaco Inc., and his last 30 years in safety and environmental consulting as the President and Owner of HESC.
Jack was most happy when spending time with his wife and family, whether traveling or enjoying the company of the people that loved him. In 2005, Jack and Kathy built a beach house in Galveston with the specific goal of creating a space which they could share with their children, grandchildren and extended family. The family has enjoyed countless unforgettable moments over the past ten years at the beach house having ice cream drinks, playing poker, crabbing, boating, shooting fireworks, spending Sunday mornings at Holy Rosary Church or simply watching the grandchildren grow.
Jack has been an active member of St. Martha Catholic Church for the past 36 years, and has been active in the community from coaching youth soccer teams to teaching Sunday school at St. Martha . A devoted husband and father, he was preceded in death by his parents William and Rhoda and his brother Jim. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen as well as two daughters, Kathleen and her husband Greg and Maripat and her husband Paul; two sons, John and his wife Cindy and Tim and his wife Debra. He also leaves behind his ten grandchildren, Patrick, Colleen, Sarah, Claire, Katherine, Ellie, Luke, Charles, Nathan and Will .
Jack was professionally successful and personally loved by all of those touched by his wonderful sense of humor and zest for life that are unforgettable and sorely missed.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, the 11th of September at Darst Funeral Home at 796 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood, TX 77339. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday , the 12th of September, at St. Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Pkwy, Porter, TX 77365 .
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Baylor College of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Research Fund Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, MSC# 800 , PO BOX 4976 , Houston, TX 77210 or online at http://www.bcm.edu/giving – you are welcome to note it is a memorial gift in the name of John Sexton in the Tribute Information section. Or to the American Cancer Society .
For more information about Jack, to sign the online register book, to offer your condolences or fond memories of Jack to his family, please visit DarstFuneralHome.com.
Darst Funeral Home
796 Russell Palmer Rd
Kingwood, TX 77339
Published on youratascocitanews.com from Sept. 8 to Sept. 21, 2016
Sexton, John Robert ‘Jack’ [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1955.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Sexton, John Robert ‘Jack’ [MC1955 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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