April 4, 2013

Former tennis captain, Jack Wigglesworth, passes away at age of 99

WASHINGTON - Jack Wigglesworth, a 1935 graduate of CUA and former captain of the Cardinals tennis team, passed away on March 11 in Chevy Chase, Md., at the age of 99. Wigglesworth was a longtime supporter of the CUA alumni association and spent the majority of his career working with the United States Government, including assignments in Paris, France, and Taipei, Taiwan.

Born in 1913 on the Navajo Reservation at Fort Defiance, Ariz., Wigglesworth's father was the first physician to serve Native Americans in the early 1900s. Wigglesworth was a member of the National Museum of the American Indian.

A natural athlete, Wigglesworth played tennis well into his 80's and was the eldest member of The Catholic University of America Alumni Senators Club. He took great pride in his alma mater.

Upon returning from his time in Taiwan, Wigglesworth worked as a travel agent and enjoyed many years of travel in the United States and abroad.

A memorial service will be held on April 6 at 11 a.m. at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Interment will follow immediately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.

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