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October 26, 2014
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to write a message honoring my dad's memory. On behalf of my family, we have really enjoyed reading your memories and appreciate you sharing them with us. Many of you were right on in your description of him: intelligent, unassuming, generous to a fault, great wit ... As yesterday was the 2nd year anniversary of my father's passing I thought I'd briefly share a few fun memories which I often recall -
- The terrifying moment he had me stall the plane, a V tailed Bonanza with the Sutter Buttes in the background when I was 15
- In the 1970's laughing hysterically with tears in our eyes, during Cheech and Chongs Up in Smoke, at an empty movie theater in Incline Village, NV
- washing the airplane with him then going for cheese burgers
- his insistence at a music store that I buy and learn the saxophone instead of a clarinet or flute (that the band director recommended "for girls")
- the crazy, first driving lesson he gave me on the way home from buying the saxophone when I was going 80 miles an hour because he told me to "floor it" ....then listening to Dave Brubeck's Take Five after we got home
- landing in Mulege, Baja CA and walking into a Casablanca type bar next to the runaway only to hear an old drinking buddy shout out his name...
- turning beautiful figure eights over Lake Tahoe

Thank you Dad for giving us an interesting, eventful life of both security and adventure. I am so very grateful.....

??Yana
November 03, 2013
November 03, 2013
My late mother, Margaret Bowley (at that time Margaret Davenport) worked for Jack in the 1970's and early 1980's as his personal secretary when he was a lobbyist and shared an office on L Street with Judge Garibaldi.
Those were some of the happiest days of her life because of the work environment he created and the wonderful boss that he was. As a single mother who struggled to make ends meet he allowed her to do extra work for other lobbyists during her regular working hours and I think he provided those opportunities through his business contacts. Not a common thing for an employer to do. He also paid her a pension in addition to her salary which was and still is unheard of for a private individual employer to do. But that was Jack, generous to a fault.
He was incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable in so many areas yet a most unassuming man. Never boastful or having to be the center of attention although clearly he had plenty to boast of. When I was a child I found him to be a very serious person at all times. But that can't be completely right because I also remember the crowd that gathered at lunch time in his office's conference room to watch "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" during those years that it was on T.V. They all thought that was the most hysterical thing they had ever seen.
It was an exciting, fun place for my mother to work and he and Nadine always treated her as their equal, not as a subordinate. My whole family has always had tons of respect for Jack Crose. He was a very impressive and respectable man. I feel honored to have known him.

I send my sincere condolences to you Nadine, for losing your partner that you shared such a great and varied life with. I only wish I'd sent them sooner. And my condolences to you Jana, though it's been many years since I've seen you.

Megan, my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry. You must be devastated by his passing because I know how close you were to him. I know you adored your father and shared a special bond with him throughout most of your life. His passing must leave a huge hole in your heart. I hope that time will eventually help soften the pain. I can't think of anything else to say to make you feel better. I love you and think about you all the time.

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October 29, 2013
Hello-
I Have been friends with Yana and her family since 1964.
I have so many fond memories of Jack. He took us flying to the Nut Tree and and we would have lunch and shop. He would drive us up to Lake Tahoe and put up with all the girl talk and laughter.Jack loved looking through his telescope at night and would eagerly share his knowledge about the constellations with us.He also loved cats and often had one on his lap while relaxing at home with his wife Nadine.He had a dry sense of humor that was often appreciated a few delayed moments after he spoke.Jack had many talents and interests.He was
dearly loved by his family.He was a good man and he will be missed.
Erin McDonald
October 29, 2013
My son and i will remember Jack all our lives ,the fun we had saturday mornings first washing the flying the plane to dry it off. all the aircraft knowledge he happily shared with us. The hours working on something or other in the hanger. He was a great man and a very good friend and is very missed by us.
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