Celebration of Life for Jack J. Bennett

PHOTO: Courtesy of Jack J. Bennett family | South Pasadena News | Actor/director and Young Stars Theatre artistic director Jack J. Bennett

Young Stars Theatre co-founder, actor and director, Jack J. Bennett has died. The following is a message from his wife, Gloria Bennett, along with details on forthcoming services. Jack was a friend to South Pasadenan and we offer our sincere condolences to Gloria and all who loved Jack for this profound loss. A tribute will appear in the April 30 print edition. Please click the link to the GoFundMe fundraiser in honor of Jack and his dedication to youth theatre.

From Gloria Bennett

It is with a very heavy heart that I share the tragic news that my most beloved husband and best friend, Jack J. Bennett, passed away on April 23rd, 2022. I am devastated but also so very grateful for the 25 years and 4 months that I had him by my side. First as a cast mate, then a friend, then as a husband for almost 20 years.

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My heart is so broken but also so very, very full from all of the love and support that our friends, family, and this theatre community is surrounding me and his step daughter with.

It would be our honor for any and all of you to join us for all or part of our final goodbyes. If you cannot join us in person, the celebration of life service we will be on zoom. We will be posting the zoom link on our YST facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/YoungStarsTheatre in the next day or two.

A viewing only, will be held at Cabot & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday April 28, 2022. cabotandsons.com located at 27 Chestnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103. The time is 5pm-6:30pm. This will be the only viewing opportunity to see Jack. Please feel free to stop by anytime in this time frame. There will not be a service at this time. You can attend the viewing and/or service, which will be the following day.

The celebration of life service will be held on Friday April 29, 2022 at 6pm. We will gather together at North Hollywood Church of Religious Science at 6pm. Located at 6161 Whitsett Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91606. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a reception immediately after the service, at the church. Nhcrs.org

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who knew Jack.

Thank you for your love and support during this difficult time,

Gloria Bennett

If you would like to support Gloria and the Young Stars Theatre mission, please visit the YST/Jack Bennett Page at: GoFundMe.com click here