John Xavier Lorenz, 67, former resident, was active in soccer program

John Xavier Lorenz of Naples, Fla., who had been active in  Ridgefield youth soccer, died Monday, Oct. 21, after a long illness. He was 67 years old and the husband of Barbara E. Lorenz.

Known as Jack and X-man by his friends and family, Mr. Lorenz was born in 1946, was a Vietnam veteran who served in the Marines from 1966-1968, and a graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

He began his career with Arthur Anderson & Co. in 1971. Later, he worked for the FASB/FAF in Stamford/Norwalk,  and Mahoney, Cohen, Paul & Co. in New York City, before beginning his own consulting and retail businesses in White Plains, N.Y.

Mr. Lorenz and his family moved to Ridgefield in 1983, and he became an active soccer travel team coach for the Ridgefield Express, an officer of the Soccer Club of Ridgefield,  and a supporter of Spotlight Theatre and its actors and actresses.

He and his wife moved to Naples in 1997. He enjoyed music, theater,  sports, and traveling with Barbara Lorenz, whom he married in 1970.

Besides his wife, he is surivived by a daughter,  Heather J. Lorenz; a son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Yuliet Lorenz; granddaughters, Eliza and Sofia; mother-in-law, Minnie Schiller; brother-in-law, Michael Schiller; and nephew and wife, Jaime and Tracy Schiller.

Graveside services will take place Friday at 10:30 a.m.  at Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. The family will receive visitors following the service at 2 p.m. at the home of Rich and Linda Salute in Woodbury, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, Maryland 20850