April 22, 1924 – August 7, 2018
Jack Koolik, 94, passed away August 7, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born April 22, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY and relocated to Jacksonville, Florida in 1988. Jack worked in industrial arts and as a taxi cab driver in New York. In Jacksonville, he worked for Gulf Produce. Jack was an active member of the JCA where he was a fierce competitor in racquetball and was a member of the Jacksonville Jewish Center. He had a passion for fishing which he shared with his entire family. Jack served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He then married his beloved wife Elaine and together they had three daughters.
Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Elaine, of fifty-seven years, his granddaughter Laurie and grandson Stephen. He was a devoted family man; loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survived by his daughters, Bonnie (Neil) Sandler, Susan (Ed) Pilcer, and Helene Saphire; his grandchildren Scott, Matthew (Amanda), Emily (Rob), Erika and Paul (Zach); his great-grandchildren Dustin, Brooke Lynn, Olivia, and Leo.
In his final years, he was lovingly cared for by the exceptional staff at River Garden Hebrew Home. A graveside service will take place at 10am, Thursday, August 9, 2018 in New Center Cemetery at Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions in Jack's memory may be sent to the River Garden Staff Appreciation Fund. Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.
- Graveside Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
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August 11, 2018
The Sterman family, Mimi, Phil, and Karen send our condolences to the Koolik family. Jack was great friend and a wonderful racquetball partner. Mimi and Buddy Sterman enjoyed all of the card games that they played with Jack and Elaine. Karen always looked forward to seeing Jack at the arts and crafts activity at River Garden.
We will miss him.