Jack Fawcett, 77, Greenwich native, attorney

Obit-Fawcett-1-30John Roger (Jack) Fawcett, 77, of Ridgefield, died on Jan. 22.

He was born in Greenwich on April 17, 1936, to Roger Knowlton Fawcett and Helen Aline Berquist and attended Greenwich Country Day School. He graduated from Eaglebrook School, Lawrenceville and Lehigh University and received his law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Mr. Fawcett practiced law in New York City and was legal counsel for the sale of Fawcett Publications to CBS in 1976. After retiring from law practice, he moved to Avon, Colo., where he served on the town council and was mayor from 1996 to 1998.

Family remembered him as an avid skier and an accomplished trapshooter. He was chairman of the New York Athletic Club Trapshooting Association.

He is survived by his life partner, Helen-Ann Comstock, his children Roger, Scott, and Nancy Pietrorazio, and their mother, Betsy Wurtmann, son Travis and his mother, Diana Fawcett, two grandchildren, and his brother Thomas.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue, 45 South Street, Ridgefield CT 06877.

A memorial will be held in the spring.

—by the staff

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