Jack William Falzarano, Jr., age 64 died February 2, 2021 in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was born October 25, 1956 in Belfast, Maine.
Jack attended Machias Grade School in Machias, ME; Ketchikan High School in Ketchikan, AK; Seattle Technical School in Seattle, WA; and Job Corps in Waconda, WA.
Jack married Paula Hamilton on July 25, 1975 in Ketchikan at the First Assembly of God Church on First and Adams.
He lived in Bangor, ME; Belfast, ME; Rockland, ME; McKenzie, TN; San Diego, CA; Tacoma, WA; Salt Chuck, AK; Kasaan, AK; and in Ketchikan from 1968 to present. Jack worked as a box boy, stocker, laborer, truck driver, boiler operator, general handyman, and harbormaster maintenance man, mechanic, dog catcher, heavy equipment operator and construction engineer.
Jack was a member of the Moose Lodge, and was one of the founding fathers of the Ketchikan Harley Riders Association. He helped to deliver and collect toys for needy children in Ketchikan for 26 years for the original KHRA Toy Run, when the toys were delivered to the houses.
Jack loved camping, hunting, fishing, riding his Harley, doing motorcycle and car models, spending time with his family and hanging with friends. He used to ride his Harley with our cockatoo on his shoulder and the dog tucked in his coat, with only her head sticking out. He loved taking his sons hunting and fishing, and hanging with family and friends on weekends and during rodeo events.
Jack served in the Navy. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack William Falzarano, III; and father Jack William Falzarano, Sr.; brothers-in-law Michael Hamilton and Calvin Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Paula T. Falzarano; son Alan V. (Dawn) Falzarano, son Gabriel I (Ashleigh) Falzarano; granddaughters Rose, Lillyahna, Raeleigh, Ahnaleigh and grandsons Gabriel and Jack IV; his mother Doris Davis; sisters Melinda Davis and Virginia Davis; brothers Samuel Falzarano, Michael (Susan) Falzarano, and Melvin (Lana) Davis; brothers-in-law Ernest (Sherie) Hamilton, Paul (Theresa) Hamilton; sisters-in-law Bennie Hamilton, Debra Loch, Nina Hamilton, and Team Bersch; nephews Matthew (Kristy) Hamilton, Jonathon (Jenny) Hamilton, Kenny (Brooke) Hamilton, Calvin Edwards, Michael Loch, Easton Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Anthony Hamilton, Benjamin Falzarano; nieces Kasha (Michael) Jensen-Hamilton, Faith Edwards, Dawn Edwards, Shaniecy Hamilton, and Amanda McLaughlin; 15 great nephews and 22 great nieces.
Jack was the person, who if you were in need, he would help you. He was the person, that if he accepted you into his circle, you were considered family. He loved kids and gave several nicknames or special gifts, or got them movies they wanted to see. These kids had a special place in his heart.
Jack was honest, and generous with his time and money, never too busy to lend a hand or an ear. He loved listening to your stories, or troubles, and loved telling his stories. Jack was the most honest, authentic, genuine, generous, stubborn, sassy, unapologetic and patriotic person – don’t talk bad about his country or his flag. His holiday was the 4th of July. Jack loved with his whole heart and I am proud to say he loved me and his sons and grandkids, there was never a doubt. Jack was: what you see is what you get, take me or leave me, but pick one and get treated accordingly. If he pulled you into his circle, then you were family and it was for life. For Jack, goodbye was too final – for him it was always “Later,” until we meet again. Well, my love, Later.
A memorial run and service will be held this summer.