Jack Sussman, loving husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 93 on August 5, 2019, with his family by his side.

Jack Sussman joined his father’s iron working business in the late 1940s, and focused on manufacturing windows for churches and stained glass.
Jack Sussman was recognized with the Stained Glass Association of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007

An innovator in architectural products and windows, Jack Sussman helped to take his father’s New York City business, then Sussman Ornamental Iron Works and turn it into the nationally know J. Sussman Inc.

Jack was born on December 3, 1925.  He learned the metal trade from his father who first learned iron-working in Poland, then window making in England.  In the late 1940’s Jack took over the business combining his father’s old-world techniques with new processes. In the 1950’s Jack revolutionized the church window industry by designing aluminum extrusions specifically for stained glass windows. According to his family, it was a huge investment for a small metal shop, but the gamble paid off; Jack was able to produce a better window for less money, making the company the leading church window manufacturer in the country. Seeing the demand for custom windows, Jack expanded to make custom architectural windows for commercial buildings. He retired in the late 1990s.

He was awarded the Stained Glass Association of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in 2007.

Jack Sussman

Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie, of 57 years, and is survived by his three sons, Steven, Richard and David, as well as eight grandchildren, Jaime, Dana, Michael, Jennifer, Jonathan, Joshua, Robin and Jake, as well as great grandchildren Jennie, Ethan, Paxton and Keenan.