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 Jack Shea

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Jack Shea

Birth
Lake Placid, Essex County, New York, USA
Death 22 Jan 2002 (aged 91)
Saranac Lake, Essex County, New York, USA
Burial Lake Placid, Essex County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7977475 View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. He was the winner of two Olympic gold medals at the 1932 Winter Games and was the patriarch of the first family with three generations of Olympians. His son Jim competed in the Nordic combined and two cross-country ski races at the 1964 Innsbruck Games, and his grandson Jim Jr. competed in the skeleton in the 2002 Winter Games. At 91 he was America's oldest living Winter Olympics gold medalist and his dream was to see his grandson compete as an Olympian. That dream ended when a drunk driver hit Shea's van and killed him just weeks before the 2002 games were to begin.

Bio by: Ron Moody


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 12 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7977475
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7977475/jack-shea : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Shea (10 Sep 1910–22 Jan 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7977475, citing Saint Agnes Cemetery, Lake Placid, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .