George (Jack) Greenawalt

Aug. 1, 1927 – Dec. 25, 2018

George (Jack) Greenawalt died at home on December 25, 2018. Born August 1, 1927 in Norway, Michigan, he graduated from high school in 1945 in Jackson, Michigan. Jack served the Navy until 1946. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, a Masters of Arts from the University of Michigan, and an EdD from Harvard.

His career in education took him to Japan, New York State, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. He served as Superintendent of Schools in the Hopkins, Minnesota. While at Hopkins, he co-founded three multi-school district cooperatives – for computer services, area vocational school, political action group to secure state funding for public schools.

Commitment to family was central to his being. He is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Paul; son, Mark; daughter, Martha; and grandchildren, Kate, Lauren, and Damoni Jackson.

Gardening and reading, particularly history and religion, were two of Jack’s greatest interests. Jack was active in Grace Episcopal Church, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, and Rotary. Donations in lieu of flowers to organizations with which he volunteered: Island Volunteer Care-Givers, the Helpline House, and Bainbridge Historical Society.

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