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Jack Pincus Brickman
  • In lieu of flowers donations be made to
  • Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue
    182 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Jack was a wonderful and generous soul. He was a great supporter of many organizations in the Charleston community. He will be greatly missed! One80...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Katie Smith - Charleston, SC

“Jack was a consummate southern gentleman. It was a pleasure to work with him, and he will be missed. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Bea Whitten - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“It is with joy that I remember Jack Brickman and the many, many years I served him in his law practice, assisting Mr. Brickman and Wilma with...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Ann Beauchamp - Charleston, SC

“Fay, so sorry to hear of Mr. Jack's passing. A truly difficult time for you and I hope for blessings of peace be with you always. Mr. Jack was so...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Flint Smith - Bamberg, SC

“To Mrs. Brickman and the entire Brickman family: our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jack Brickman, the ageless patriarch of the Brickman family...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Gil Kapen and family - Oakton, VA

“My condolences to the family. May you find comfort as you turn to the Hearer at this difficult time. What a loss of such a wonderful, generous...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: A Johnson - SC

“On behalf of all of us at Brooks Brothers in Charleston, our deepest condolences to the Brickman family. Jack was a beloved visitor to our store and...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: David Matthews - Charleston, SC

“We are thinking of you at this sad time. What a blessed life Jack Brickman led. We are thankful for his legacy of friendship and loyalty. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: John and Martha Greabe - NH

“Brickman Family - your father was a special person - always a smile on his face and a gentleman. Condolences to you all. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Toby (Feinberg) Myers - FL

“Dear Fay and family, So sorry to hear this news. May his memory be a blessing for all that knew and loved him. Wendy and Elyse Garfinkel ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies, Jack always was a friend to me and my family . So sorry to read of his passing. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: David King - Charleston, SC

“Dear Fay,Jack was a wonderful man and we're so sorry for your loss. We and our girls have such fond memories of you both at BSBI.You've always held...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Angie & Robert Liberman - MD

“We were always part of Jack's family. Sorry to hear of his death. A true gentleman. He will be missed. Warmest wishes to Fay and the entire family. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Stanley Sonenshine - ATLANTA, GA

“Dear David & Family, I am sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Lester Schwartz - Charleston, SC

“Jack was a dear friend and my attorney for many years he did the closing on the first house I bought Many, many moons ago and helped me in other...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: M.K. Flood - Charleston, SC

“What a great man and wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. God Speed. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Scott Garcia - Charleston, SC

“Fay and familySo sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Have such fond memories of you both from oh so long ago. My thoughts are with you. May he rest on...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Fredelle Ben-Avi

“Charleston has lost a true gentleman. My sympathy to his wife, Faye, and all of his family. May his memory be a blessing to all that new him. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Tammy Solomon-Conner - Hollywood, SC

“Mensch. By knowing Jack, I learned the meaning of this word. His friendship, confidence, and wisdom guided me through one of the most difficult...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Margarite - Vancouver, WA

“December 5, 2016My deepest sympathy to the Brickman family in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give your family peace and...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve,Very sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Tony ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Tony Oliver - Charleston, SC

“THANKS FOR YOUR KINDNESS WHEN I WAS IN NEED OF YOUR SKILLS.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Buck Sprague - CHARLESTON, SC

“our thoughts are with the family and with jack who was a very special and loved man. he will be missed. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Heidi Brown - Sullivan's island, SC


Jack P. Brickman, 95, passed on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at home in Charleston.

Born and raised in Charleston, Jack attended Courtenay Public School and worked at his father's clothing store on King Street before graduating from High School of Charleston. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, Jack proudly served in combat in the Pacific Theater where he participated in the invasion of the Marshall Islands and attained the rank of Captain.

After World War II, Jack returned to Charleston and in 1946, married his childhood sweetheart, Fay Cohen. He then attended University of Virginia Law School and graduated in 1949, where he was chosen to be in the Scholastic Honor Society's Order of the Coif and served as a distinguished member of the Law Review.

Jack was an attorney at law for more than 65 years, maintaining his practice on Broad Street, where he was known to never turn anyone away who needed legal help, often accepting payment in vegetables or whatever else the client could provide. He was also engaged in local real estate development as well as many other business ventures.

"What can I do for you?" was a frequent refrain of Jack's and he was always offering his help to friends and strangers alike. Jack was friendly, generous and always impeccably dressed.

In addition to his active law practice, Jack served as president of many local organizations including the Jewish Community Center of Charleston, the Charleston Jewish Federation, his beloved Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue, the South Carolina Association of B'nai Brith Lodges and even the Rivers High School PTA. Jack was also an active member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Hebrew Benevolent Society and the Hebrew Orphan Society.

Giving back to the community was of paramount importance to Jack as evidenced by the countless local charities he supported up until his passing. In 2005, then Mayor Joe P. Riley issued a proclamation naming August 21, 2005 as "Jack and Fay Brickman Day" as part of "The Crown of the Good Name" honoring his decades of devotion to the Charleston community.

Jack is survived by his wife of 70 years, Fay Cohen Brickman, as well as his six children who are all also attorneys: Steven Alan Brickman (Lenora Pate) of Birmingham; Barbara Brickman Stein (Sheldon Stein) of Dallas; Michael Joseph Brickman (Tippy Stern Brickman) of Charleston; David Reuben Brickman (Nancy Brickman) of Dallas; Lowell Kapler Brickman (Jeanette Brickman) of Austin, TX; and Luba Brickman Seidman (Steven Seidman) of Chappaqua, NY. Jack was "Papa Jack" to his 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Jack is also survived by his sister Rita Brickman Kurtz (Arthur Kurtz), as well as extended family in France and Israel.

Fay and the entire Brickman family are thankful for the outpouring of support and ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Jack's honor to BSBI Synagogue, 182 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, South Carolina 29403, or the Low Country Food Bank, 2864 Azalea Dr. North Charleston, SC 29405.

Upcoming Funeral Services
Interment

Brith Sholom Beth Israel Cemetery "Maryville"

Sycamore Avenue Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 577-6599