Jack Charles Wasserbach

June 10, 1947February 14, 2021

Jack had a wonderful gift of an eye for beauty and a love of life. He travelled the world, photographing the beauty around him. He brought magic to many families and friends on their special days, creating memories for them to cherish for years to come. He saw beauty in everything around him in the simplest of things. Always smiling. Always listening. Always with a love of life.

He was the Director of the ImageMakers of Monterey and a member of Center for Photographic Art. Jack was the adoring husband of his high school sweetheart, Christine. Cherished father of Michelle (Dan) Wolfe. Beloved grandfather to Johnny and Charlie Wolfe. Predeceased by brother William (Ann) Wasserbach and sister Susan Wasserbach, survived by brother Paul (Josephine) Wasserbach and sister Janet (Richard) Crist and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends all of which he loved and loved him dearly.

Special thanks to Pacific Cancer Care, especially Dr. Koontz and his amazing staff and the wonderful caregivers at Hospice of the Central Coast.

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A future virtual memorial will be held in Jack’s hometown of Albany, NY.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Leticia Alvarez-Rininger

February 25, 2021

I met Jack in 2000 when I began working for Fry Photographic in Monterey, Ca. He was always full of life and I loved his work. I had the privilege of printing some black and whites for him of the NY Twin Towers being built, I always admired his talents for black and white.
In the past few years I would run into Jack and Chris at my current job and it was always wonderful to see them and catch up with photography and their grandchildren. I will miss running into him and seeing his smily face. We have lost yet another great artist in our community. My deepest condolences to his family and Chris.

Joseph Kumzak

February 22, 2021

Drone photo of Jack walking on Martin’s Beach with his tripod and Hasselblad looking for his shot. I truly enjoyed our photo excursions and conversations.

He was a Clydesdale of a man and a genuinely great person. I will forever hold him in my heart.

Phoebe Wilkie

February 22, 2021

Deepest sympathy to everyone who knew and loved Jack (which is everyone who ever crossed his path). My fondest memory is of watching him play with John and Charlie. I don't know where he found the energy - but he always kept up. Joyful, energetic, uplifting, kind, creative.... The list is endless. Gone too soon .....