Jack A. HARVEY|
Born August 15, 1923 in Seattle to Irish immigrants, Barney and Cecilia Harvey. Died November 21, 2013 in Seattle with his family by his side.
Jack attended Blessed Sacrament
Grade School and graduated from high school and college at St. Martin's in Olympia. He was married in 1946 at Assumption Church in Seattle to Beverly Starksen.
Jack graduated in 1947 from the College of Mortuary Science in San Francisco and returned to Seattle where he began his lifetime career as a Funeral Director. In 1953, he joined the Hoffner's Fisher-Kalfus Funeral Home in the Fremont neighborhood. He purchased the business in 1973 and continued working there until 2011. During that time, he became one of the most well-respected and beloved funeral directors in Seattle. His tender heart and knowing, caring ways were a great comfort to so many. Jack will be remembered as a man who was proud of his family and of his service to families in their time of need, a generous man and gracious host, always moving ahead, looking with hope to the future.
Jack was a devoted, lifetime parishioner of Assumption Church and was an active supporter of Catholic Schools and the Catholic community. He was active in local politics, believed in civic duty and ran for state office. He was a past president of the Washington State Funeral Directors Assn., member of the Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, and Matt Talbot Center and served on the Board of the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry.
He is survived by his six children: Joseph (Richard Horn), Mary Ancich (Antone), Tim (Kathy), Tom (Acesha), John and Michael; his grandchildren Kirk Ancich (Jenny), Pete Ancich (Erin), Laura Krieger (Eric), Sean Tucker (Jodi), Nick (Stephanie), Tessa, Sara, William, Paydn and Kayla; his great-grandchildren Sam and Ava Ancich, Layla Ancich, Amanda and Justin Tucker and Lamar Rooney. He was brother to Mary Sullivan, Ann Lynch, Sheila Ostrowski, and Bernard (Patricia) and also brother-in-law to Grace Harvey. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward and brothers-in-law Dan Sullivan, Martin Lynch, and Prosper Ostrowski. Jack was the patriarch of his loving and extended family.
Vigil Service will be held Sunday, December 1, at 4 PM at
Assumption Catholic Church
6201 33rd Ave NE. Seattle 98115.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated
Monday, December 2, at 11 AM at
Saint James Cathedral
804 9th Ave., Seattle 98104.
Remembrances can be made to Catholic Community Services, the Matt Talbot Center, or St. Mary's Food Bank
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Guestbook at harveyfuneral.com
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2013