'Mr. Maryland' Passes Away
Jack Heise, a 1947 Maryland graduate and longtime supporter of the Maryland athletics department, passed away in his sleep on Monday night.
Heise formerly served as the president of the M Club, the Terrapin Club, the Maryland Alumni Association and the Maryland Educational Foundation. At one time, he was a board member of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. He later served as voluntary legal counsel for the M Club, a group that provides "former Terrapin athletic letter winners the opportunity to continue to be involved in Maryland athletics once their eligibility has expired," according to the M Club Web site.
A retired attorney who lived in Bethesda, Heise was inducted into Maryland's Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2007. During his days as a student at Maryland, Heise was a manager for the basketball team and played lacrosse.
Heise was a constant presence at Maryland football and men's basketball games, attending contests home and away. He also attended all women's basketball home games.
"I’m a fervent fan and it’s a major part of our life," Heise said in the fall 2007 edition of Terp Magazine. "That’s why I got the name 'Mr. Maryland.' "
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