Martin Earl Jack, Jr., Ed.D, passed away on November 21, 2022. “Marty” was born on January 7, 1930 in Tracy, California to a pioneer Central Valley family. He was raised by his parents, Martin Earl Jack, Sr. and Rose Ranes Jack, on a 60 acre ranch in Escalon, CA.
Marty married Carrie Anna Vincent of Escalon, CA on March 16, 1952. They celebrated their 70th anniversary earlier this year.
After graduating from Escalon High School, Marty graduated from Modesto Junior College (AA degree), Fresno State College (BS degree), and UC Davis (Masters degree). In his 50’s, he received his Doctor of Education degree from the University of San Francisco.
Marty started his professional career teaching at Oakdale High School. He later taught at Rio Vista High School, prior to becoming the first agriculture teacher at Sierra Community College. He held numerous positions at Sierra College, retiring as the Vice President in 1990.
During the 1950s, Marty paused his education in order to serve four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He returned to service in the late 1960s as a Peace Corps instructor, teaching the Peace Corps volunteers during the summer at UC Davis and then accompanying them to Nepal to help them implement effective agricultural techniques for the Nepalese.
Family was of the utmost importance to Marty. He was the father of James Jack (Kitty), Colleen Jacques (Gary), and Kathleen Bacharach (Cris). Marty was “Grandpa” to Grant Donnelly (Gregory Bartlett), Kathryn Jack, Kimberly Fleishmann (George), Jimmy Jack (Emily), Bryn Bacharach, Brett Bacharach, and Abby Bacharach. Earlier this year, he became a great grandfather with the birth of twins, Brooke and Blair Fleishmann.
Marty had many hobbies, with hunting and fishing among his favorites. He enjoyed traveling, including eight trips to Ireland. He also found great interest in gardening, boating, and music. He was a member of the Auburn Barbershop Quartet in the 1960s and participated in the Sierra College choral program during a period of his employment. Marty was also an active member of the Loomis Lions Club in the 1970s and 80s.
Marty was particularly fond of his Hidden Valley/Granite Bay home. He cleared the lot, designed plans, and arranged construction. He utilized his agricultural background to beautifully landscape his acre lot. He and Carrie lived in Hidden Valley for 50 years. He also enjoyed their Truckee cabin, which he and Carrie have owned for 35 years.
A service for Marty will be held at 11 a.m. on January 7, 2023, which would have been his 93rd birthday. The service and reception are at Blue Goose Event Center at 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Escalon Historical Society, 1630 Main St., Escalon, CA 95320.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
Dec. 28, 2022