2005-11-24 / Obituaries

John A. ‘Jack’ Civic, 80

John A. ‘Jack’ Civic, 80

John A. “Jack” Civic, 80, of Ella Terrace, Castle Hill, Newport, passed away at home with his family by his side on Nov. 15, 2005. He was the husband of Audrey (Kenyon) Civic for 55 years.

Born as John Cyckevic in Providence on April 22, 1925 he was the son of the late Joseph and Amelia (Sparks) Cyckevic.

A resident of Newport for the past 18 years, he served as member, president and board member of the Castle Hill Neighborhood Association with clear and distinct leadership.

Mr. Civic was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was employed by Cranston Print Works Co. beginning in 1954, moving up from an order clerk to production manager of the entire Cranston Sample Company before retiring in 1987. He was a 1949 graduate of U.R.I. (Rhode Island State College), with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1949. He was a strong supporter of the university throughout his lifetime. Mr. Civic was a member of the Lamba Chi Alpha fraternity and a member of the track team.

He had a passion for golf and was a member of the Green Valley Country Club. by three sons, John (Jack) Civic, DVM, of Jamestown, Craig Civic of Newport, and Glenn Civic of Warren; his four grandchildren, Justin, Benjamin, Laura and Nikita; one step-grandchild, Lisa Ash; and one step-great grandchild, Alexandra Ash.

He was preceded in death by a brother Joseph Cyckevic and a sister Helen McKenna.

Calling hours were held Nov. 20, 2005 at the Hambly Funeral Home in Newport. Burial will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, at a date to be announced in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John A. Civic Memorial Scholarship c/o URI Foundation, 79 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881.

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