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John S. "Jack" Van Jeune

March 23, 1944 — June 15, 2024


John S. "Jack" Van Jeune

 John Seymour “Jack” Van Jeune, 80, of Edenton, NC, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

 He was born in New Haven, CT on March 23, 1944, and was the son of the late Peter Joseph, Sr. and Florence Elizabeth (Pixley) Van Jeune. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacque (Scott) Van Jeune, and by his son, John Teal Van Jeune.

 Jack grew up in Chester, CT and attended Valley Regional High School in Deep River, CT. He retired locally after a long career as a building official in which he consulted on many notable buildings including the Twin Towers in New York City. He was particularly proud of his work with Centerbrook Architects and as the clerk of works for Quinnipiac University. Eventually, Jack moved to Edenton, North Carolina. He is fondly remembered for his good humor, love of family, and embrace of life, along with his passions for boat building, sailing, and fishing.

 Surviving Jack is his sister, Jeanette Kavanagh of Old Saybrook, CT; his brother, Peter Joseph Van Jeune, Jr. of Killingworth, CT; first wife and mother of their son, Lynda (Teal) Van Jeune; his second wife, Paula Hughes; and other extended family members and friends.

 A celebration of Jack’s life will be held in Connecticut on a future date.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

 Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting

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