Most of my memories of Jack were from his participation on the SWCS wrestling team where he was a great competitor, often pointed to by Coach Flash Olsen as someone the rest of us should emulate.
He was one helluva wrestler. And in my memory, a good guy.
Rest in peace, Jack...
FROM THE POST JOURNAL:
Jack Allen Nobbs was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on March 15, 1948, to Jack and Catherine Nobbs.
Growing up in Jamestown, Jack attended and graduated from South-western Central High School in 1966. In 1966, Jack enrolled at Edinboro University where he participated in football and wrestling. This is also where he met the love of his life, Linda Mitchell of Finleyville, Pa. Jack and Linda married on Aug. 9, 1969 in Finleyville, Pa. A year later, in 1970, Jack was drafted during the Vietnam War and enlisted into the U.S. Navy. While in the U.S. Navy, Jack attended the Naval Nuclear Power School and was certified to work on nuclear submarines. In 1976, Jack left the U.S. Navy and turned what he had learned into a life long career in nuclear power.
Jack and Linda had three children: Mark, Laura and Matthew. During much of Jack’s adult life he traveled all over for work, allowing his family to see much of the United States. Jack retired in 2011 from the Hanford Nuclear Site. After retiring Jack was able to spend his free time perfecting his passion, fly fishing, as well as spend as much time as possible with his family and two grandchildren.
Jack passed peacefully on July 9 surrounded by his wife and children in Spokane, Wash.
Jack is survived by his wife Linda; children, Mark Nobbs (Caryn), Laura Habersetzer (Josh), Matthew Nobbs; and his two grandchildren, Brynnlee Moore and Ethan Nobbs. Jack is also survived by his five siblings; Frank, Sherry, Bob, Patty and Cathy.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to Now I Lay Me Down Ministry, c/o the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, 108 Washington St.. Monroe, Mich. 48161.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m., at Life Tributes in Kennewick, Wash.
Please leave online condolences at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by Mueller’s Funeral Home, 509-783-9532.