Cover photo for Jack Klamm's Obituary
Jack Klamm Profile Photo
Jack

Jack Klamm

d. January 4, 2008

passed away on Friday, January 4, 2008 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was 90 years of age. Jack was born in Seattle June 5, 1917.He attended Roosevelt High where he sang in the glee club. He was licensed as an amateur radioman (ham) his sophomore year. Following graduation in 1938, he worked as a bank messenger and cattleman in Portland and southeast Oregon, then on an apple ranch in eastern Washington, where he met and married Allis McKinstry (the novelist Allis MacKay). He helped build the Grand Coulee Dam and subsequently moved to Seattle, where they had a daughter, Jennifer. He served in the Navy during World War II, first in the Aleutian Islands, then at Fort Ward and in Seattle. He was with The Boeing Company for more than 25 years, designing electronics for civilian, military and the Saturn and Apollo space projects. He owned Jack's Bainbridge Hardware from 1970 to 1975. He became a licensed real estate agent and broker, a calling he answered on Bainbridge Island for 30 years. He was on the Bellevue Library Board in the ‘50s and active in Bainbridge civic affairs until mid-2007.He was deeply involved in amateur radio his whole life. He recently participated in the dedication of the Fort Ward Memorial; he recorded many of his World War II experiences on CDs and TV and was involved in the effort to convey a broader and deeper understanding of the Japanese-American relocation to the general public.He was a fisherman, amateur musician, craftsman, engineer, gardener, dedicated father and mentor to many.He is survived by his daughter and stepsons Mark, Paul, Cap and David Kotz. Remembrances to Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Association; Attn: Kim Bottles, Treasurer; 10335 NE Sieborn, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.A pot-luck/catered celebration of life will be held for Jack Klamm, native Seattleite and long-time Bainbridge Island resident, at 12:30 PM on Saturday, January 26, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Parish Hall, 1187 Wyatt Way NW, Bainbridge Island. 206.842.5601.Arrangements by Cook Family Funeral Home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jack Klamm, please visit our flower store.

Guestbook

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree