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John “Jack” DeBolske
Posted By Jackie Andrews On July 26, 2017 @ 12:18 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments
Jack passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at home after a 24-year battle with Parkinson’s. He was 89 years old. Jack was born in Los Angeles in 1927 and spent his early years there. After serving in the Navy from 1945-1947 he earned a Political Science degree from Loyola in 1951 followed by a Master’s in Public Administration. In 1957 he moved to Phoenix and spent the rest of his life in service to the people of Arizona, as the Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and the Secretary of the Maricopa Association of Governments. He enjoyed all that Arizona has to offer, spending much of his time travelling around the state, camping, sailing, and fishing. He married the love of his life, Arlene in 1950; they were married 67 years. Jack is survived by Arlene; his brother Jim; his children David, Tom, Lisa, Beth, Kevin, Carol, and Mark; as well as 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The Funeral service will be held at Noon on Saturday August 19, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central, Phoenix 85012. A Celebration of Life will follow the funeral at the same location. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Vincent de Paul at //www.stvincentdepaul.net/. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hansen. Visit //www.hansenmortuary.com for condolences.Print Obituary & Condolences
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