DELORA, JACK ROBERT December 4, 1923 January 11, 2012 Jack DeLora passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012 at his home in Laguna Beach, California, surrounded by his loving family. H e was born December 4, 1923 in Muskegon, Michigan, the oldest of four brothers. After completing high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in World War II. After the war, he went to college on the GI bill and graduated from Michigan State with a Doctorate in Sociology and Anthropology. Later he served the Marines again in the Korean War. He remained in the reserves and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He lived most of his life in San Diego where he was a Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University for over thirty years. Jack was an avid tennis player and a lifetime musician. He played in various bands in San Diego, Laguna Beach, and Coos Bay, Oregon. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed skin diving. Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife Linda, daughters Susan DeLora of San Diego, Annette Cox of Fort Worth, Texas, Jilla Greco of San Diego, and three grandchildren.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 17, 2012.