Memorials

 

Jack "Jax" Levesque

10/12/12

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at a 2:00 PM Service at La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette, for Linda Valerie Annala,...

REMEMBERING JACK "JAX" LEVESQUE

January 1, 1945 - October 12, 2012

Jack Levesque will always be remembered as a beloved community activist and leader. He was an advocate, administrator, and teacher who gave his best to the Deaf community. He worked as a VR counselor at the Department of Rehabilitation, co-founded the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf, and was director of several deaf-related agencies before his tenure as executive director of DCARA in 1981 through 1998.

A famous (and true) story about Jax when he worked for the Department of Rehabilitation:

Jax and other Deaf employees who were working there at the time were not getting access to the phone through interpreters or TTYs. So Jax arrived early one morning and disconnected all the phones and hid the cords. When the hearing workers arrived that morning they had exactly the same phone access as the Deaf people did. He proved his point.

 

 

Father of DBA

   

Father of Rathskeller at Gally U.

 

 

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