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Jack H. Setian
June 4,1943-Dec. 21, 2012
Jack Setian was born in Ludlow,
Massachusetts to parents HovsepSetian and Yebrakse Der Kaprielian.
He was the youngest of 5 children. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Stephen, sisters Agnes and Margaret. He is survived by his brother Ralph.
The Setian family moved to Pasadena in 1945. Jack and his siblings attended Pasadena schools and graduated from John Muir High School. Jack graduated from Muir in 1961. He was an active member on the Muir board of Alumni.
He enlisted in 1961 and worked as a Medical Specialist @ Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. He was honorably discharged in 1965.
Jack attended Florida State University in 1962 before attending and graduating from Pasadena City College in 1965. He continued his education at Cal State Los Angeles receiving a B.S. in business finance in 1973.
He was a successful businessman in both real estate and stock market trading.
In 1973 he married Sally Ann Setian. They were married for over 35 years.
He was active for many years in the Pasadena Exchange Club and the Optimist Club of Pasadena.
Jack was generous, gregarious, and hard working. He highly valued family and friendships. He was a lover of great food and hosted many shish kebab barbeques.
He is survived by his four children: Shaunna (Tim), Holly (Steve), JoLyn (Juan), and Joseph, which have given him six grandchildren: Andrew & Richard Tucker, David & Amelia Bowen, Riley Bolanos and Isabella Setian.
He lost his battle with cancer in Shreveport, Louisiana where he insisted on visiting one last time. While in Shreveport, he was kindly looked after by his niece Lisa Susano and his nephews Andrew and John Cariere.
He will be missed.
A memorial service was held on December 28th with family.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Jan. 4, 2013
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"Although I only knew him as my high school friend's dad and spoke to him just a handful of times, it was..."
- N. Hirsch
"He was funny, kind and genuinely cared for people. I remember going to their home with Holly and always..."
- Brita Pinkston
"My thoughts are with you and your family Shaunna. I met your dad only once. But I know you loved him..."
- Leah Harter
"Dear Sally Shaunna holly Joelynn and Joseph , so sorry for your loss and to hear of your dads passing ...."
- Ambet Daly-Brister
"I had known Jack but just a short while, ~9 months, but he left such an impression on me, with his..."
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