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Jack Laurence Pugh

April 5, 1946 – July 31, 2018

Jack Laurence Pugh, 72, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2018, in Truckee, California at Tahoe Forest Hospital, after a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born on April 5, 1946 in Moscow, Idaho, and grew up in Wyoming and Southern California. Jack married Pamela Sue Kazarian in 1968, and they were to have their 50th anniversary in September of this year.

The couple made their home in Southern California until 1992, when they moved and settled in South Lake Tahoe, where they lived for the last 26 years.

Jack is lovingly remembered by his wife Pam, his daughters, Jennifer Scanio and Deena Fantuzzi, his grandchildren, Jillian Scanio, Jacqueline Scovel, Kaitlyn Mills, Ryan Fantuzzi and newest family members, great-grandchildren, Levi Scovel and Avery Scovel. Forever remembering Jack with love are his mother, Carol Pugh, his brother Michael Pugh and his sister Michelle Pugh. Jack was predeceased by his father, Robert Pugh.

Serving our country proudly in the United States Army, Jack was stationed at the Nike Site in Chatsworth, California from 1964 through 1967. Jack established a 22-year  career in engineering with Pacific Bell Telephone Company in Southern California. He retired in 1991 and, after moving to South Lake Tahoe, became caretaker for the Tahoe Meadows for 19 years until his untimely death.

His passion for Nascar was matched by his love of fishing as well as barbeque. Most of all, Jack loved his family, his pets, and living in Lake Tahoe.

Jack will always be remembered for his deep sense of right and wrong, his loyalty and commitment to those he loved, and his hearty laugh that warmed every room he entered.

The family, along with the Tahoe Meadows Homeowners Association, is planning a Celebration of Life on Saturday August 18th, at 3:00 pm in Tahoe Meadows Campfire- Amphitheater on Lake Road in South Lake Tahoe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation or the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League.