I had the pleasure of meeting both Jack and Marie, they both came into where I worked in Rancho Mirage, Ca Jack and I got to talking, we had something in common. We were both graduates at Santa Barbara High School though different years, but it was great hearing all about his wonderful stories. The next time he came in he brought me a book he wrote and autographed it. They both were such a delight to know! I wish them well they are now both together again. May they have a joyful journey soaring with the Angels! God Bless them both in love and light!
Jack and Marie may you rest in peace together,. We will always remember your Australian visits and also when I visited you in Honolulu, Desiree Flood and Jean Flaherty and family.
Jack and Marie,may you rest in peace together, we will always remember your visits to Australia and when I visited you in Honolulu, Desiree Flood. Jean Flaherty and family.
My father George Choon from the British RAF served with Uncle Jack during their captivity as POWs. They were lifelong friends until my father passed away in 2006. I will never forget the lesson of difficult lives lived well!
This is offering our deepest sympathy to the Feliz family while also paying tribute and honor to the sacrifices made to our country by this most patriatic, heroic man.
USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association & Next Generations
My husband and I were fortunate to have know Jack and Marie. I taught with Marie at Cathedral City School where she brought real life into her 5th grade classroom. To help emphasize the treatment of women in the middle east she would wear a burga in her classroom. Just her eyes peaking out of the little slot was an eye opener for her students. Jack was a problem solver and patented inventions had an enormous range from the first automatic stair climber to a quick hand release for bull riders. Jack and Marie were great patrons of the Indio Circle Theatre. Besides their attendance they donated many costumes and props. We enjoyed lovely nights out at Gene Autry's club where the four of us would dance the night away. They did live a beautiful and giving life.
We met Jack on a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam last September, and helped him celebrate his 101st birthday on board. He was a delightful, and friendly man. His book is a testament to his positive outook in spite of the hardships of his captivity during WW2.
Dick & Judy Gates
Good Afternoon, I was a student at Cathedral City Elementary and had his wife as my 3rd grade teacher, which is going on 39 years ago. She had a long life and sounds like a well traveled one, along with what seems to be a colorful character of a husband, who lived life to his fullest as well. You couldn't ask for more! I hope that the fact that they lived life and got a lot of miles out of life, gives their children and grandchildren the satisfaction they need and makes the grieving process a litte easier. I hope all of us get to enjoy life as they did. Sorry for your loss and may your family, friends and faith see you through this difficult time.