Jack Waterman

May 30, 1945 August 23, 2019

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Obituary for Jack Waterman

John “Jack” Waterman, age 74, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Chicago and Boston, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after an extended illness. Jack was born on May 30, 1945 to the late Harold and Myra (Cleaveland) Waterman in Mobile, Alabama. Survived by his children Sarah (John) Henseler, Kathy (Sean) Leavitt, Christian (Alicia) Waterman and Rebecca Waterman. Also survived by grandchildren Chloe, Nolan, Annie, Emily, Ryan, Inti, Ama, Samantha, Sierra and Summer and his sister Nancy (Frank) Price. Jack loved to see his grandchildren, especially when they were playing sports. He also loved his OLLI classes in Asheville, NC, and Ann Arbor, MI Jack was an avid birder and loved walking his dog Dougal at the dog park. Jack was a former firefighter and served as a fire lieutenant as well as an EMT, he also was a Permanent Deacon from 1987-2005. Jack attended masses at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, where you may visit with the family from 11:30 AM until time of service. Fr. James Conlon will officiate the service. Those desiring may make a memorial contribution to the Humane Society of Huron Valley or the American Cancer Society.

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  • Memorial Gathering

    Thursday August 29, 2019 | 11:30am - 12:00pm
    St. Francis of Assisi
    2250 E. Stadium Blvd.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday August 29, 2019
    11:30am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday August 29, 2019 | 12:00pm
    St. Francis of Assisi
    2250 E. Stadium Blvd.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday August 29, 2019
    Fr. James Conlon

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Carole Evans

I have many fond memories of growing up next door to Jack and Nancy Waterman in Harvey Illinois. We met up again in New Orleans, when Jack and his wife Deb and my husband Bill and I were in our 20's My condolences to all who knew and loved my cousin Jack.

Carole (Schutz) Evans
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Joshua A

My thoughts are with Jack’s family. He really sounds like he was a good person. It is so painful thing to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.
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Diane and Mike (Hollis, NH)

Kathy and Sean, Sending sympathy and tons of love to you and your family Kathy. Please know that we are thinking of you all. Lots of Love
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