Obituary of Jack Lynn Hoss
On Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2016, Jack Lynn Hoss peacefully went to be with our Lord. He was 86 years old. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 South Church St., Grass Valley, CA. Jack was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Sacramento, CA. In 1936, Jack and his parents moved to Grass Valley where Jack attended Hennessy School. During World War II, Jack’s father was recalled to military service and Jack and his mother returned to Sacramento in 1942. Jack met the love of his life, Marilyn Richards, in junior high school. Their marriage of 63 years began on Sept. 1, 1951, when Jack and Marilyn were married at Trinity Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Sacramento. Jack served in the U.S. Army Military Police during the Korean War. After returning home in 1953, Jack completed his degree in Administration of Justice and worked for the California Youth Authority. In 1955, Jack began his 36 year career with Industrial Indemnity Insurance Company as a claim adjuster in Sacramento. Job transfers took him to Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where in 1991, he retired as Chief Director-Claims. Jack was devoted to his family and friends, always eager to lend a hand, and an enthusiastic volunteer. He shared time with his son in Indian Guides, Boy Scouts, and baseball. Over the years he served in his church as youth group leader, treasurer, vestry member and money counter. Jack served on the Nevada County Grand Jury, was a member of Sequoya Challenge Board of Directors, held various positions on the Alta Sierra Property Owners Assn., and was a member of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center Board of Trustees. Jack was proud to be a member of the California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteer Program for 17 years.
Jack was always working on something. If not completing a stained glass project or reupholstering and refinishing antique furniture, Jack could be found working outside at the house. Jack and Marilyn enjoyed vacations and travel to destinations near and far, and they took wonderful trips all over the world. They spent many happy times at their condo at Lake Tahoe with family and friends. Fishing, boating and hiking were favorite activities. Animals were always an important part of Jack’s life. His dog, Pepper, now lives with son Steve. Jack is survived by his loving family: daughters Cynthia (Spence) Strickley and Linda (Don) Adams; son Steve Hoss; grandchildren Jennifer (Jack) Dayen, Michael (Sarah) Strickley, Kathlene (Brian) Blevins, and Kyle Adams; and great-grandson Henry Strickley. Memories of happy moments together are a blessing, and we are thankful to have many. Though we dearly miss Jack now, we know we will be together again. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any remembrances be donated to the Grass Valley Squad Club (in support of the California Highway Patrol), P.O. Box 176, Grass Valley, CA 95945; Hospice of the Foothills; or Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
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