Jack Ware, of Westport, died of natural causes at his home Aug. 9. He had celebrated his 100th birthday March 9. A 55-year resident of Westport, he was a native of Manhattan, and graduate of Columbia University, where he was a two-time All-American water polo player. A member of Mensa, he made his career as an engineer and chemist, culminating as a result of two of his own U.S. patents in the Ware Chemical Corporation, ultimately acquired as a division of Kraft-Dart. He was active in various ways over the years, including as an assistant Boy Scouts scoutmaster; he was involved with the Westport Arts Center and, as a long-time painter and sculptor, in the local classes of Arlene Skutch and Steffie Friedman. He is survived by his second wife, Margaret; his children, Ellen Cowen, of Westport, and John A. Ware, of New York City; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Source: Westport News (CT) – Wednesday, August 17, 2005