Jack R. Kromer Jr.

jack kromer

August 10, 1952 ~ October 29, 2022

Born in: Punxsutawney, PA
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

You learn a lot about a man by the way he walks. And, Jack quietly and methodically walked the talk! Upon his retirement, he started driving for meals on wheels and donating his time to judge young adults in the DECA program. He also gave his time to the elderly at SRDA. That was Jack—He walked it like he talked it.

Not only did Jack bring me along on his walk, but we brought Elmer and Rosie—Just a pair of mutts and their owners walking the riverwalk; forming a bond at every step. Each morning, Elmer & Rosie greeted all the other dogs.  And sometimes the people. We got to know a lot of canine names. Their owners not so much.

Jack was well-liked by his coworkers at the Pueblo Youthful Offender System.  He chose his friends carefully.  He loved meeting with this group of friends after work for a microbrew or dinner.  It was here that we found out that Jack liked to talk. And it was here that we found out how lucky we were to become good friends with Jack, He was truly a wonderful man. He would literally do anything for this group of friends.

Jack also loved going to lunch with John and Ron and that’s where the trio’s friendship truly blossomed, and once again Jack never forgot about his wife or Elmer.  He would always order a meal or dessert to go and save a portion of his meal for Elmer.

Jack had a passion for his country; although he loved his Steelers when NFL started protesting his country, he stopped watching the team he loved.  Jack was a proud Army Cadet at West Point, and nothing was bigger than the Army vs. Navy game.  GO ARMY!!!!!

Please join us to celebrate Jack’s life on December 13, 2022, at 1 p.m. for a graveside service at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.  We will have light refreshments to follow at Rocky Mountain Calvary Church, 4285 N. Academy BLVD Colorado Springs, CO 80918.



Graveside Service: December 13, 2022 1:00 pm

Pikes Peak National Cemetery
10545 Drennan Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80925

(719) 216-1025

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  1. I knew Jack in passing during our time at West Point and after graduation during Ranger school. I got to know him a lot better after I ran in to him at the Officers club at Ft. Riley Kansas where we were both stationed at the time. Jack was a true friend, and I will always fondly remember the exploits we shared in and around Junction City/Manhattan Kansas. Rest in Peace.

  2. Just heard about Jack’s passing. We were roommates multiple times all four years in Company I-2. I have many fond memories of our time together. Wish I knew about his memorial service. A number of us from Colorado Springs would have been there.
    Rest in Peace Jack.

  3. Jack was my classmate at West Point and my Ranger buddy in Ranger school. He was a hard man but once you got to know him, he had a heart of gold. Rest in Peace old friend.

  4. Jack was one of those who took some time to get to know, but when you did you realized what a quality person he was. I will forever cherish the time we spent together as classroom neighbors at YOS and the after hours get togethers with our teaching network of family and friends. You will be missed.

  5. Honored and blessed to be your friend Jack. I will miss sharing conversations and new microbrews with you. Rest in peace my friend.

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