Obit — John H. "Jack" Weare Jr. |

Obit — John H. "Jack" Weare Jr.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place Oct. 19 for John H. “Jack” Weare Jr., who died of heart failure, Sept. 17, at South Lake Tahoe following a 12-year battle with diabetes. He was 73.

Mr. Weare graduated from Sequoia High School at Redwood City, Calif., and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for seven years. He was a general building contractor for 40 years, constructing many homes in the San Francisco Bay Area including the family’s home in El Sobrante, Calif. He also built their second home at South Lake Tahoe, where they have lived for the past 14 years.

Mr. Weare’s many hobbies included gardening, beekeeping, boating, hunting and fishing. The family spent many happy summer vacations at Kennedy Meadows on the Stanislaus River. Prior to his illness, he opened his home and his heart to a multitude of friends and family and employed his many skills to help others in time of need. He always had a smile on his face and could be counted on to provide a laugh or two with a good joke. He was an adventurous soul who traveled to Micronesia in the South Seas in hope of starting a lobster export business, and along with his wife, Patricia, traveled to Mexico and Hawaii, rafted on the American River and sailed the many islands of the Caribbean. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia Weare; son and business partner, Larry Weare; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Penny Weare; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Dale Behrendt; grandchildren, Katie Behrendt, Melissa Weare and Matthew Weare; step-grandchildren, Jayson Behrendt and Adam Behrendt; and sister-in-law, Joan Walthall, all of South Lake Tahoe; brother and sister-in-law, William and Janice Weare of Sebastopol, Calif.; sister, Georgia Hays of Fall City, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John H. and Leona Weare, and brother, Richard Weare.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at South Shore Christian Assembly, 886 Glorene Ave.

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