June 24, 1934 ~ March 15, 2016
John 'Jack' Deasy
Born to Cornelius and Bridget Deasy in Dublin, Ireland, Jack spent a happy childhood and formative years in Ireland. He was the youngest son of four boys and his position in the family, being in the middle of his two sisters Marion and Ellen, meant he was adored by all but particularly by his two sisters , whom he adored in turn.
Setting off to explore the world Jack arrived in the United States in 1957. He joined the U.S. Army, Engineer Corps in 1958, training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri he was drafted and proudly served his adopted country, stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Upon his discharge he used his skills working in the aviation industry for the next 40 years. Never one to be idle Jack had many interests and hobbies. His artistic flair and talent always shone throughout his interests, be it his many house refurbishments, choice of decor, furniture or dishes, food preparation and presentation, calligraphy, painting or photography. Having lived much of his life in California, in recent years Jack loved spending time at his home in Utah. He spoke of his pleasure at at loading his truck with his faithful companions the dog and the cat and setting off on a roadtrip to Utah, with an obligatory stop in Las Vegas.
One of Jack's outstanding characteristics was his generous, thoughtful nature and wonderful sense of humour. He had a deep and genuine interest in others, particularly in his extended family. Luckily for all of us these characteristics stayed with him throughout his illness which he bore with amazing bravery and fortitude, and remained with him to the very end. His parents and older brothers Denis (Dinnie) and Con have predeceased him and he will be deeply missed by his heartbroken brother Eddie, sisters Marion and Ellen, brothers-in-law Peter and Frank, nieces, nephews and friends.
Jack will repose at McCormick Mortuary, 635 S. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301, on Sunday March 20, 2016 from 9 am-12 noon. The funeral mass will be held at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 7390 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, on Monday March 21, 2016 at 10.30 am following after to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
May he rest in peace.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
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