John Taliaferro “Jack” Worthington
John Taliaferro (“Jack”) Worthington of Pineland, Florida, died peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Hope Hospice House. He was 94.
Jack was born on February 19, 1925 in Alexandria, Virginia. He was an active combat veteran of World War II, serving in the First Marine Combat Engineer Battalion of the United States Marine Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. After the war, he worked as a civilian engineer at the Navy’s submarine base in Key West, as a banker in Alexandria, then in Nassau, Bahamas, and finally in Plantation, Florida, and as a commercial real estate broker with his own company in Plantation before retiring to Pine Island.
Jack’s many interests included flying, sailing, boat-building, kayaking, and nature in all its forms. He loved animals, especially his dogs. He loved an icy martini, a good book, a brisk paddle around Pine Island Sound, and his independence. Most especially, he loved his daughter, Lisa.
There will be no public visitation or service. A private get-together for Jack’s friends will take place at a later date.
Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Randell Research Center, P.O. Box 608, Pineland, FL 33945.
Mullins Memorial funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.