John F. “Jack”
Benedix, 87, husband Ann M. (Hull) Benedix of Newmarch Street,
Ipswich, died Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Curahealth Boston North
Shore in Peabody following his brief illness.
Born October 1, 1929
in Ipswich, the only child of the late Franklin and Cora (Benedix)
Hulbert, he was the foster son of his aunt and uncle Vera and George
Benedix. Raised in Ipswich, Jack was a 1947 graduate of Ipswich
High School where he earned letters in football, basketball and
baseball. He went on to attend both Bates College and Stratford
Business School. Drafted into the Army during the Korean War, he
graduated from OCS and was commissioned a second lieutenant and
served in Germany. In 1956 he was honorably discharged as a First
Lieutenant. The Benedixs were married in 1951 and in 1956 made
Ipswich their home where they raised their family. He was employed
as a Field Manager for IBM and retired in 1987 after thirty-one
years of service. For fifteen years he worked at Sports Stop in
Wenham, retiring in 2002. Jack was an avid golfer, hiker, and
alpine skier. He and his wife Ann loved to travel, touring by bus
throughout the United States and Europe and cruising the Caribbean.
He was one of the original members of the former Barrelstavers Ski
Club, a former member of the Ipswich Lions Club, the Bass River Club
and later the Manchester Tennis Club, and a life member of the
Ascension Memorial Church where he had served on the building
In addition to his
wife Ann of sixty-five years he is survived by a son, John David
Benedix of Ipswich, a daughter, Cori A. Kingsley and her husband
Mark of Exeter, NH, and three grandchildren, Daniel C. Benedix of
VA, Brandon W. Kingsley of FL and Nathan B. Kingsley of Exeter, NH.
His funeral Service
will be held 11 am Saturday, June 17 in the Ascension Memorial
Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Burial with Military Honors was private.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home of Ipswich.