John Callan “Jack” Leming, 78, of Cape May Point, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 15, 2019. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, he graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s University.
Jack loved sports, including his Phillies and beloved Super Bowl Champion Eagles, and would often be seen cheering on his children and grandchildren from the sidelines. He played football, basketball, and baseball growing up. Jack was named to the first team Financial League all-star teams in both baseball and basketball. He was also honored to be drafted to play for the Dregger All-Stars Basketball Team, a semi-professional team that played games at Convention Hall prior to the Philadelphia Warriors games.
He was an Army veteran.
Jack spent most of his life enjoying his “happy place,” Cape May Point, New Jersey. It was truly his favorite place on earth and where he met his one true love, Eileen. In his early years, Jack guarded the Point beaches as a lifeguard and, more recently, served as a volunteer firefighter and treasurer to the Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.
Many days Jack would be found working in his prize-winning garden or in one of the flower beds around the Point. Jack was an avid fisherman and boater. He shared his love of the sea and boating with all his family, friends, fellow Pointers, and boaters in Florida. While in Florida, Jack proudly served as Commodore to the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club.
A true family man and friend to many, Jack is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Eileen (Fox); his three loving sons, John Jr. (Connie), Steven (Sue), and Patrick (Jennifer); his adoring grandchildren, Eric (Amanda), Ashley, Madison, Matthew, Sean, Jack, and Jude; his great-grandchild, Bryn; his brothers, Albert and Robert; his sister, Laura; many nieces and nephews; and many close and loyal friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Jr. and Catharine, and his brother, George III.