Jack Jr. Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: December 1958

Date of Death: January 21, 2020

Birth Place: San Rafael, CA

Death Place: Novato, CA

Jack Seely, Jr.

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Jack Seely, Jr., a wonderful man, son, brother, friend, and father, on January 21, 2020.

Jack was born in December, 1958 in San Rafael, California, and lived most of his life in Novato, California.

He leaves behind two beloved sons, Jared and Charlie, his mother (Antoinette), his sister (Andi), and his brother-in-law (Shayne). Jack is pre-deceased by his father, Jack Seely, Sr.

Jack was the youngest of two children, and was born in December, 1958. He graduated from Novato High School in 1977. He graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington in 1982, with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in English. Jack always loved writing, especially poetry.

His original intended career was to work in law enforcement, but alas, that wasn’t to be. He worked several jobs after graduation, but eventually found that he had a strong interest in technology, and in the early 1990’s, he went back to school to get a certificate in Network Engineering. He was then employed as a network engineer for the remainder of his working life. He had a wonderful aptitude for technology of almost any kind, and he loved computers. He was generous in helping others with building and repairing their ailing computers.

Jack had many hobbies and pursuits that he dearly loved. One of his earliest passions was scouting. He became an Eagle Scout – no small feat – one month before his 18th birthday. He was a volunteer scout master until he left California. He was well schooled in current affairs, and always took an active interest in politics. He was a major proponent and supporter of second amendment constitutional rights, and an avid hunter, collector, and marksman. He spent many pleasant days hunting with friends – sometimes out of state, and camping in the Sierras.

He was a fine, self-taught carpenter, and always built things with the highest quality and durability. He could do anything with his hands!

He loved cameras, was a fine nature photographer, and was a highly knowledgeable camera collector.

Friends knew him as a highly intelligent, skillful, resourceful, creative, smart, loyal, and friendly person. His friends also knew Jack as someone who loved to laugh, had a great sense of humor, and was very loquacious; he loved to talk, and was a highly knowledgeable and excellent conversationalist. He loved dogs, and had two dogs in his adult life that he dearly enjoyed. His first dog was Goliath, and his second dog was Odi. He always loved dogs.

He was an excellent father, and was wonderful with his children in the short time he was able to be in their lives.

He was a generous person, always willing to help others, his family, and his many friends.

A church service will be held Wednesday, February 5th, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, California (Petaluma is located between Novato & Santa Rosa). After the service, the family would like to invite you to join us in a meal to celebrate Jack’s life. The celebration will also be held at St. James Church, in the parish hall, immediately following the service.

We will not be having a viewing or grave-site burial the day of the service.

Jack will be greatly missed by his family, community, and friends!!

Published online by Adobe Creek Funeral Home

[Great-great-great-grandson of SGS # 3040 – Jack Anderson Jr.; Jack Anderson; Chester Wheeler; Frank Hanscom; Jonas G; Samuel(#3040); Jonas (# 1320); John; John S; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]