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Obituary: Service Held for Jack Werner in Larchmont

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Jack Werner, 93, died July 17 after a long, lucky and well lived life. Jack's devoted wife of 60 years, Vera, adoring children, Ken, Karen and Andy, cherished father-in-law of Noreen, Ken and Brad, treasured grandfather of Katie, Annie, Claire, Molly, Brian and Darah honored him Tuesday at a 1 p.m. service at the Larchmont Temple.

Jack lived in Mamaroneck for 60 years, but was born in Vienna, Austria, where he escaped the Nazi takeover by crossing the Alps into Switzerland. He made his way to Paris before arriving in New York in 1939. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and took part in four major campaigns in the Pacific theater. After suffering an injury and returning home in 1945, Jack was awarded four battle stars, a Purple Heart and a Presidential Unit Citation.

Jack always kept a diary and was known for his curiosity and appetite for reading. Last November, he was featured in a History Channel documentary called "World War II in HD." His son, Ken Werner is the president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nazi Victims Services Program of Selfhelp Community Services Inc., 520 8th Ave., New York, NY 10018.

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