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Jack Nayer
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Jack Calvin Nayer, 69, passed away at Hospice House in Stockton on Nov. 8. He was born Feb. 12, 1942 in Topeka, Kansas. He moved to Stockton with his mother when he was eight, remaining in Stockton until 2006, when he moved to Escalon to be closer to his grandchildren.

He graduated with the first graduating class of A. A. Alonzo Stagg High School in 1959. He was a radioman in the U. S. Navy from 1960 to 1963. He began his career in law enforcement with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department in 1966. He was a deputy sheriff until 1996, when he joined the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office as a criminal investigator. He retired in 1998.

Besides his career, his passions were family, food and travel.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Bob Wilder; his wife, Mary Ann Nayer; his daughter and son-in law, Kimberli and Ken Berry; his son Jeffrey Nayer; his daughter Macy Caldwell; and three grandchildren, Blake Nayer, Jack Berry, and Brooklyn Berry.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Nayer.

The family wants to express their gratitude to Hospice of San Joaquin, especially to Jill, Hilary, and Oscar.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at Stockton Golf and Country Club, 3800 Country Club Blvd., Stockton. Please bring your memories to share.

The family requests donations be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204.

Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Dec. 7, 2011