Dear Friends of Jack,
With a heavy heart and too much sadness to comprehend, we wanted to let you know that our beloved son, Jack, died unexpectedly this past Friday evening in his home. We still do not know what happened and we may never know. At this time, it looks and feels like an unintentional, tragic accident. What we do know is that Jack had never been a happier person right up until the moment he left us. He was in high spirits and optimistic about his relationship with his loving girlfriend, Grace, and looking forward to his senior year and beyond.
Jack was a beautiful person with a sense of kindness toward others that is so very rare.
Since we know that Jack made many personal connections with many folks along his bike trip this summer, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or if you simply want to talk about Jack. John Linger’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org and Kathleen’s email is email@example.com. It may take a week or to respond but we will be in touch.
In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Jack, you can make donations to the Adventure Cycling Association. [Note: This link has been updated to take you to the page created in memory of Jack]. ACA has many opportunities to give back including a scholarship program for others to have a similar opportunity like Jack’s. Another organization that Jack loved was the National Outdoor Leadership School. Please be sure to indicate the gift is in honor of Jack Linger.
John and Kathleen Linger