Jack Courtney Passes Away to be With His Family
Jack and Courtney recently made headlines when they announced they are expecting their first child together, posting an adorable Instagram video to announce it.
Congressman Courtney has secured essential federal funding outside of President Obama’s budget to support submarine production at Electric Boat, creating jobs and encouraging growth in southeastern Connecticut. He has also protected family farms from foreclosure while improving milk pricing.
Early Life and Education
Courtney dedicated himself to his family throughout his lifetime, serving missions in Arizona and parts of California with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a member. Additionally, he ran successful businesses and farms.
Beloved Australian actor Tom Hardy is best-known for his leading role in Jack Reacher (2012), but has also appeared in various other films and television series and won multiple awards during his illustrious acting career.
His home was Springfield, Missouri and he is survived by his wife Edna; children Margaret Rose (and Johnny), Annette Ferrell and James, living in Longview Texas; Garron Rose, Christine Rose Travis Courtney Matthew Courtney as well as two great-grandchildren are his legacy.
Courtney is widely respected as both an accomplished businessman and litigator, recognized for his ability to help parties resolve cases through realistic options. His approachable demeanor, deep understanding of disputants’ concerns and broad perspective enable him to craft creative solutions to complex cases.
As a college basketball player at Bucknell, he led them to two Patriot League championships and four postseason appearances before becoming an assistant coach at George Mason for eight years.
Starting his acting career off slowly, he soon earned one of his signature roles as Charlie in 2012 film Jack Reacher. Since then he has gone on to star in several action flicks such as Suicide Squad and A Good Day to Die Hard as well as being involved with Hospice Haven House Housing Opportunities Made Equal.
Achievement and Honors
Courtney is widely respected as an accomplished legal advisor, yet is also an active contributor to his community. Together with Patricia, he and their family have long supported Haven House, Hospice of Greater Boston, Housing Opportunities Made Equal and Housing Opportunities Made Equal programs; additionally they established the John P. Courtney ’58 Family Business Scholarship at Canisius University.
Jai Courtney began his career on Australian television shows such as Packed to the Rafters and All Saints before landing a role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Since then he has appeared in movies like Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard and I, Frankenstein. Additionally he will make appearances in Man Down and Terminator Genisys.
Courtney, as a member of the Armed Services Committee, has led efforts to increase submarine production. Due to his work, Electric Boat now designs two submarines every year.
Jack was an individual of many talents and interests who was always warmly welcoming of family members and his close circle of friends. His smile lit up the room as soon as he entered.
Congressman Courtney has played a vital role in strengthening our national defense by helping secure crucial resources for Electric Boat’s submarine program, enabling it to resume normal production rates of two submarines per year.
Following CLOUDBURST and THUNDERBOLT, the thrilling Jack Courtney series continues in Zanzibar as Jack and his friends dive for treasure to support his mother’s coral conservation work. However, Somali pirates capture them and only Mo and Jack’s quick thinking can save them from certain death.
Courtney is an accomplished litigator with vast litigation experience who is adept at seeing all sides of a case and understanding all costs and tradeoffs involved. His friendly demeanor and legal acumen have won him national renown for crafting creative, tailored solutions to disputes.
Last year, John Courtney made a significant donation towards renovating Canisius College’s Finance Department and has continued his generosity by contributing to Hospice, Haven House, Housing Opportunities Made Equal and the Neighborhood Information Center through his Foundation. Furthermore, John has demonstrated his Jesuit values at Canisius by creating the John P. Courtney ’58 Finance Department Endowment.
He has since gone on to star in numerous films and TV shows such as Boys Grammar, All Saints and Packed to the Rafters, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Jack Reacher and A Good Day to Die Hard – often taking on roles traditionally associated with villains such as Robert De Niro or Al Pacino.