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Woodbury, Connecticut

John (Jack) Naylor Scholarship

Established February 15, 2008

By John Naylor

John (Jack) Naylor was born September 3, 1928 in Waterbury. Jack attended local schools and obtained his bachelors degree from Quinnipiac College. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving honorably during the Korean Conflict. Jack worked for the Woodbury Telephone Company for over 25 years, most recently as a purchasing manager.

Jack was a “renaissance man.” He had high moral standards, and believed strongly in serving his country and his community. Jack was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans of Danbury and the Lions Club of Woodbury. He served as president of the Lions Club, and was the recipient of many awards for his devotion to man and country. Jack was a member of the St. Teresa’s Men’s Club, and received the Christian Neighbor Award for his work with the church. He cared about and supported many charitable organizations.

Jack was an avid golfer and sports fan. He loved baseball and college basketball, especially the New York Mets and the UCONN Huskies. Jack was a musician and a music lover. He was a supporter of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra for many years. Jack and his wife Jane loved to travel, and had friends across the country.

Jack was devoted to his family and his many friends. Although Jack and his wife never had children, he loved young people. He believed strongly in education, and was adamant that those interested in attending higher education have the chance.

Jack died on September 21, 2008.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars®, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.