Commander Nestore G. "Jack" Biasi, 87, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Jack was born in 1925 to Giacomo and Noemi Biasi in New Kensington, Pa. He was always proud of his Italian heritage and being a first-generation American.
In 1943, Jack joined the Navy, and served as a Marine corpsman in the Pacific Theater throughout World War II. He became a career Navy man, serving proudly for 30 years, retiring as a commander. He married Rose Simonini on June 28, 1952. They were married almost 50 years, raising two sons, Richard and Michael. Rose passed away from Alzheimer's disease on Feb. 14, 2002. He moved the family to Poway, Calif., in 1973, after his naval retirement, and went to work and SAIC. After his retirement from the SAIC, he became highly involved in many clubs in the area. In late June 2002, Jack was introduced to his second wife, Joan Sullivan, at Escondido Elks Lodge, and they were married thereafter on April 5, 2003. After a long illness, Jack passed away peacefully in his sleep. Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for their exceptional care and kindness.
He will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He was a very compassionate and loving man. He is survived by his wife, Joan Sullivan Biasi; two sons, from his first marriage, Richard (Leslie) and Michael; three beloved grandchildren, Samantha, Devon and Wesley; two sisters, Merice Marchi in Italy and Anna Spera in New Jersey; along with many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Jack Biasi, to the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027; or Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025; or to
. Funeral Mass will be today at 1 p.m. at St. John's the Evangelist, 1001 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, Calif. Viewing will be today from 3 to 7 p.m. with Rosary at 6 p.m. Interment at El Camino Memorial Encinitas, 340 Melrose Ave., Encinitas. Jack will be laid to rest with full military honors on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Services will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego.