Schwerin, John B. "Jack" Jack passed away peacefully on June 13, 2008. He is survived by his true love, five caring children, four beloved grandchildren, his loving sister and brother, and too many wonderful friends to count. He was particularly proud of his 20 years of service in the United States Navy where he honorable served as a Hospital Corpsman and retired as a Senior Chief. His service included tours abroad various naval vessels as well as serving along side fellow United States Marines. Jack will be remembered for his unbridled spirit for life and for all it had to offer. His smile, heartfelt sense of humor and story telling will always be a gift that he shared with everyone he touched. Jack was a remarkable man who cared deeply for those he loved and welcomed into his life. He had a reputation of putting people at ease and striking up a conversation with any stranger to make a friend. He will be deeply missed, but not forgotten. Jack would want his life to be remembered as a celebration of life, love, happiness and laughter. A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friends are invited to celebrate Jack's life at a Funeral Mass to be held on Friday, June 20, 2008 at St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet in Chicago, Illinois at a later date. In Jack's memory and to continue his caring devotion to others, donations may be made to Interval House, P.O. Box 3356, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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  1. As a new volunteer at the Getty Villa,Jack made me feel welcome and at home. In the 2 years I knew him, he always had a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye. My day wasn’t complete without a greeting from Jack. When he bacame ill, we emailed a bit back and forth. He was still as upbeat as ever-looking forward to his return to work. I will greatly miss him and his fun, giving nature. The Roman “doll” he made for his Blue Cross Group tour will always be a highlight I will never forget.And the clues he wrote up for them to follow in order to learn more about the Villa were fantastic-with a bit of Jack’s humor thrown in.Oh, to have another day with him. I miss you Jack. Bless you. Tammy

  2. Jack and I have been good friends for 45 years, since we were cheerleaders at Mendel Catholic High School in Chicago. Providence sent us both into military service and on to Southern California, allowing me to watch him grow (and vice versa) as a person through every phase of life, as he became a person of exceptional character and wisdom. He lived this life well, giving and receiving the love of his family that has been his reason for being; there must be a better place ready for him now.

  3. Grandpa I miss you lots and I just wanted to say thankyou for all the great times and good memories you and I have shared together. And I have some good fishing memories that i will remember for the rest of my of my life. And I enjoyed the times you came to visit us.

  4. Dear Michi, Ginnell, Jolie, Angolie, Cristy, and Shawn, We are so very sorry to hear about Jack. He fought a long hard battle. He can rest now and be in a much better place. Love, Carol & Steven Goldhagen

  5. I met Jack while in the industry and found him always to be a gentleman. In our industry, sometimes we don’t find too many. After our time with HASC past, I would share e-mails and we would laugh together about life and its foibles. I admired his patriotism, his humor and his love of family. I can’t tell you how sad this has made me. As I sit here crying, I cry for the loss of a great long distance friend. God Bless and Keep You Jack!

  6. Jack was a business friend and associate during the time I worked with the Hospital Council of So CA. He was a outstanding man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all in the family. Dave

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