Obituary — Jack B. Wright |

Obituary — Jack B. Wright


A Memorial Mass will be celebrated May 3 for Jack B. Wright, who died April 28, 2002, at Watsonville, Calif., following a long illness. He was 87.

Mr. Wright was born Sept. 3, 1914, at Hollister, Calif. He graduated from San Benito High School and Modesto State College and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He worked as a police officer for the city of Salinas, Calif., from 1945 to 1957, when he retired as a lieutenant. He then moved to South Lake Tahoe where he was manager of security of Harrah’s for 23 years. He had been a resident of Hollister for the past 20 years.

Mr. Wright was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hollister and played for the Texaco All-Stars baseball team from 1933 to 1940, where fellow team mates included Louis Picetti, Ed and Fred Marentis, Frank Smith and Gene Corotto. He enjoyed traveling and reading in his retirement.

He is survived by daughter, Julie G. Wright of Hollister; son, Jerry Wright of Hollister; and sister, Norabelle Wright of Salinas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evangeline P. Wright, in 1985.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. May 3 at Sacred Heart Church in Hollister. Private cremation will be through Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home and private burial will take place in the family plot at the IOOF Cemetery in Hollister.

Donations in Mr. Wright’s memory may be made to the Pet Friends or SPCA of San Benito County in care of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home, 870 Benito St., Hollister, CA 95023.

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