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John (Jack) Walter Willis

July 17, 1951 - September 18, 2011

Jack Willis was taken too soon. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Austin, Texas to Rachel and Bill Willis who moved to the South Bay, where he graduated from Palos Verdes High School and Cal State University at Long Beach with a degree in English. Jack had a successful career in the printing and reprographics business and made his home in Redondo Beach. Jack was a loyal friend to many and a beloved brother to Bill and James who live in Hawaii and Laura (Doug) Hofmann who live in Palos Verdes. Jack was always an amazing uncle to his nieces and nephews: Lane, Greg and Lindsay Hofmann and Rick and Rachel Willis in Hawaii. Jack was a loving and caring person who kept in touch with friends and relatives. He loved beach volleyball, tennis and hiking in the Sierras. He was a huge UCLA and the Dallas Cowboys fan. His wonderful conversation and point of view will be greatly missed at our Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings and Hollywood Rivera's eating and drinking establishments. A celebration of life for Jack will be held at Doug and Laura's house on December 4. If you'd like to make a contribution in Jack's name to y
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 28, 2011
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