John Gerald (“Jack”) Gaine, a man with a broken heart, passed away peacefully in his Washington, DC home on Saturday, June 25, 2022. He was a beloved husband and father. His wife Patricia (“Tish”), who he had been married to for more than 45 years, died 11 days before him. His three children Courtney Cuddy (Chris), of Decatur, IL and Margaret Hough (Michael), of Dublin, Ireland, are his survivors.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Carson, Caroline and Connor, as well as his beloved wife Patricia (“Tish”) and John (“Jack”), who passed away on June 14, 2022. His siblings Virginia, Maureen McGowan and Patrick (Marybeth), as well as many in-laws and nieces, nephews, and cousins, are also his survivors. Jack was also predeceased by his grandson John Connolly and his parents John and Elizabeth.
John Gerald Gaine Cause Of Death
He was born in Bradley Beach, NJ, on October 13, 1942. He is the seventh child of eight. Jack was admitted to the bar in 1968. He then practiced law in New York at Breed, Abbott & Morgan. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Jack as General Counsel to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
He left the government in 1981 to become an expert in the fast-growing futures market. Jack was elected President of the Managed Futures Association in 1998. He held that position until 2008, when he was elected President Emeritus. He was elected to the Futures Industry Association Hall of Fame in 2013.
How Did John Gerald Gaine Die
Jack is known for his wit and humor. He used it to persuade and disarm, and most importantly to entertain. Jack was a consummate storyteller who loved to engage his family and friends. His toasts at family weddings are legendary.
Jack enjoyed being a grandfather, and he loved every moment he was with his grandchildren. Jack survived 11 days without Tish, which was much shorter than his family and friends thought possible. They are now reunited with all those who loved them.
Friends and family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 3630 Quesada St NW on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. Following the Mass of Christian Burial, there will be a Celebration of Life. On Wednesday, June 29, from 5-6 p.m. at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Chapel, a viewing will take place.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in his honor to the Msgr Smyth Endowment Fund, Office of Development Blessed Sacrament School (5841 Chevy Chase PKWY. NW Washington, DC 20015)