Jack Albert Holzer passed away August 27, 2018, at Hospice House following a two-year battle with cancer. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, December 25, 1944. He was the son of Malcolm and Lucille Holzer.
Jack graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1963 and Drury College in 1967. He served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1974 on the U.S.S. John A. Bole. He was proud to have served his country. In 1979, he married Mary Faith Buresh. She survives.
He worked for Federal Signal for several years. Jack retired in 2017 from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Management and Communications after 27 years of public service.
Country music was a great love of Jack’s. He particularly liked Patsy Cline and Ray Price. If he wasn’t listening to an audio book in his car, there would be a country CD giving him a smile. Another passion of his was ham radio, call sign WOYZS. Jack was a lifetime member of the Johnson County Ham Radio Club. He spent much of his life both professionally and privately caring for others in many different ways and will be remembered for his loving, caring nature.
Jack is also survived by his sister, Dr. Jill D. Gibson, Dodge City, KS, and his niece, Heather Gibson Fangrow (Tom), Mission Viejo, CA.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204. Interment will be at Corinth Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the following veteran’s organizations: Gary Sinise Foundation, Fisher House, Wounded Warriors, or Navy Marine Corps Relief Society.
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