Wilson, John Leo (Jack) a 74 year resident of Redondo Beach passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 in Torrance. Born in Redondo Beach, April 30, 1928, he was a lifetime member of St. James Catholic Church where he served as usher at Saturday night Mass. He served in the Navy during WWII, attended St. James Catholic School and Redondo Union High. Jack retired as a mail carrier from the Redondo Beach Post Office in 1985, after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Catholic Golden Age and Redondo Senior Club. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Glendine; three daughters: Carol (Jim) Keegan, Westlake Village, CA; Loretta (Joe) Palmer, Havilah,CA: Arleen (Jeff) Miller, Nipomo, CA; six grandchildren: Jim and Jackie Keegan, Jill (Tom) Brinton and Karen Savolt, Jory and Julie Miller; great grand-son, Cody Savolt; beloved brother Robert (Marian) Wilson, brother-in-law Roland (Beverly) Glass, sister-in-law Virginia (Richard) Lane, and special cousin Eileen Irvin. Visitation will be held Monday, October 7, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rice Mortuary with Rosary Services beginning at 7:00 PM in the mortuary chapel. Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 8, at 10:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach. Burial will be at All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Long Beach. Jack (dad) was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by many many people. He was known for his smile and kindness.

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  1. It is hard to put into words the loss I am feeling for my Uncle Jack. As I was growing up, our two families spent a lot of time with each other, visiting, vacationing and generally just having fun. A big part of that experience was Uncle Jack. What a great sense of humor and an incredible gift of patience especially when the three “Wilson boys” teamed up with the three “Wilson girls” . Most of all I will remember his wit and wisdom, his sparkling mischievious eyes and that little smirky grin. He will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

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