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John Richard "Jack"  Titus, P.E.

John Richard "Jack" Titus, P.E.
  • February 18, 1935 - November 8, 2021
  • Richland, Michigan
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“John was a true gentleman. So sorry for your loss.Paul & Dana Dubnicka ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Paul & Dana Dubnicka - Augusta, MI

“I owe an awful lot to JRT. He took a chance on hiring me at TPTA back in 1988. He guided me and mentor me into what I became for the rest of my...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Doug DuBois

“I just wanted to extend my condolences to John's family in his passing. I worked with John for 22 years at TowerPinkster and was blessed by his...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Kloosterman

“I worked with John on several projects at Bronson Hospital years ago. Just want to say...A class act! My thoughts and prayers to all of his family. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Kettenbeil - Work

“Thank You Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Jack for all of the wonderful memories and all of your kindness throughout the years. My Uncle Jack will always...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: David Titus - TUXEDO PARK, NY, NY

“We will miss John and his harmonica playing. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: James W Miller

“My thoughts and Prayers go out to John's family. I worked with John on may projects over the years from the early 70's and though my years at TPTA....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Larry Ward - Grand Haven, MI

“Hello Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear the loss of Jack. I truly know how hard it is when you loos the one you have loved for so many years as I loss...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Grimm - Kalamazoo, MI

“So sorry to hear about John. Always enjoyed working with him. Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Starr Walbeck - Marshall, MI

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John R. "Jack" Titus, P.E., 86, of Richland, Michigan died peacefully on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Laurels of Galesburg.

Jack was born February 18, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Leo and Agnes H. (Neustifer) Titus. As a child, he moved to Decatur, Michigan, where he was a 1953 graduate of Decatur High School. He received his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Western Michigan University in 1966 while working and supporting his family. He also received his Professional Engineer designation from the State of Michigan in 1966. Jack retired as the C.E.O. of Tower Pinkster Titus Associates and was Chairman of the Board Emeritus. He was a Mechanical Engineer and was the lead engineer for schools, hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, industrial engineering, water power plants, steam and hot water systems, air distribution, high-tech air conditioning systems, ventilation, power management systems, including complete system design, coordination and final system operation.

Jack met Phyllis Jean Stambek and they became high school sweethearts. They were united in marriage on April 7, 1956 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Decatur. Surviving are Phyllis, his wife of 65 years; their two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Everett Albee of Plainwell, Debora and Steven Wright of Kalamazoo; two grandchildren, Samantha Albee, Erik Wright; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Sally Titus of Waldwick, NJ; a niece, nephew and one great niece. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Ronald Dee Westafer, III.

Jack was a member of numerous professional organizations, was a Governmental Mechanical Code Advisor and a member of numerous Professional and Engineering Societies. He conducted seminars, wrote publications and spoke about architecture and mechanical engineering at numerous conventions and forums. Jack loved sailing, and was an avid golfer. He loved his work and was always willing to work hard for anyone that requested his help. In retirement he designed and built, with the help of his lifelong sweetheart, an elaborate toy train city. Jack will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Jack's family has planned a visitation and service for Jack's immediate family only at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Committal and interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Richland.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at

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