Published in The Washington Post on May 14, 2012
JOHN G. BALLENGER "Jack" (Age 80)
Of Middleburg VA passed away Saturday May 12, 2012. Jack was born October 6, 1931
to the late John ("Mike") and Eleanor Lorraine Ballenger.
A church service will be held at Saint Stephens Church in Middleburg Virginia on Thursday
May 17. Jack was a fourth generation Washingtonian who grew up in the District of
Columbia and attended Saint Anthony's Catholic High School (1949). He later
graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Administration and
attended graduate school at the American University in Washington, D.C.
During his life as an entrepreneur and businessman, he started and built over nine
companies mostly in the high tech sectors, of which three became public companies
employing over 5000 people along the way. One of his most notable endeavors he built
was C-3, a company in the late 70s and early 80s that revolutionized the information
technology sector of integrated services for the federal government marketplace. In his later
years, he developed a successful and beloved thoroughbred horse racing operation and
enjoyed watching his horses run with his wife Ann.
Jack enjoyed his homes in Rehoboth Beach, DE and Middleburg Virginia and entertaining
his wide circle of friends and family.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy ("Ann") Ballenger, sister Lorraine (Rainey), brother
Phillip, sons Christopher and Glenn, and six grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia, his son Steven and his daughter
Jack wanted all of his family and friends to read his book titled "Just Downloading" that he
was able to publish in the last few weeks of his life. It can be found online at
. All of the proceeds from his book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis
In lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.