Jack Grosslein

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Jack Grosslein

August 27, 1960 - January 18, 2019

Jack Grosslein Georgetown - Jack Grosslein of Georgetown, Mass., age 58, passed away on the morning of January 18, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 27, 1960, in Ithaca, N.Y., to parents Marvin and Avis Grosslein. He graduated from Falmouth High School in 1978 and from Tufts University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Jack Grosslein and Lyn Rys were married on April 8, 1989, in Ware, Mass.
Jack spent his childhood on the Cape getting into trouble with his three brothers. For three years after college, Jack lived in picturesque Talloires, France, where he worked on maintaining the 11th-century Priory affiliated with Tufts. He utilized his fluency in French when working with foreign accounts in his career in consumer electronics and semiconductor sales. He went on to become a purchasing manager at Asian Atlantic Industries where he developed the business’s footprint in European and Asian markets. Jack’s passion for volleyball brought him to start the Men’s and Women’s Intercollegiate volleyball program while at Tufts, to play competitively in his early adult years, and to later coach his daughters and other youngsters in the sport. Jack had an exceptionally positive outlook on life that didn’t waver even throughout his fight with ocular melanoma. He used humor to touch people wherever his life led. Remaining active in various sports and leisure activities with his family—such as tennis, hiking, and skiing—was important to Jack. Forever a devoted husband and loving father, Jack will be deeply missed.
Jack is survived by his wife, Lyn; his two daughters, Kate and Sara; his parents, Marvin and Avis; and his brothers, Ron and wife Louise, Jim, and Mark.

Family and friends are warmly invited to Jack's visitation on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. His celebration of life will follow after visitation from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Groveland Fairways, 156 Main Street, Groveland. For those who wish, Jack may be remembered through donations payable to Jefferson c/o the Uveal Melanoma Program, ATTN: Emma Laverty/ Uveal Melanoma Program, Office of Institutional Advancement at Jefferson, 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or www.Jefferson.edu/Sato.
For funeral home directions, florists or to sign Jack's guest book, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on January 22, 2019
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Jenifer and Alan Alai
Jan 25, 2019
Dear Marv, Avis and all of Jack's family,
We wish that you did not have to bear this sorrow. Our thoughts are with you.
Marina Riaje
Jan 24, 2019
I knew Jack through my work AJH Lab..he showed me that it was important to fight even when you didn't always feel like it..He had a warm smile and huge heart and was always kind and cheerful, joking with everyone in the lab. He had this t-shirt that his family had given him -- Superman-- he would always find a way to make a joke about it. Even though he probably didn't know it, he gave me strength in fighting my own battles and for that I will always be grateful. My prayers go to his wife and daughters and all those who knew and love him. He was a wonderful man. A Superman. Rest in peace John.
Beth Wyman
Jan 22, 2019
I will miss your positive demeanor your special smile and your friendship may God be with you and watch over your beautiful family with love thank you for sharing your precious life with us