Walter "Sarge" Jshombach

August 18, 1948May 14, 2013

Walter “Sarge” Jshombach, 64, passed away on May 14, 2013 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Florida.

Sarge was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and had previously lived in Fargo, North Dakota before moving to the Treasure Coast area in 1993.

Throughout his younger years, Sarge attended Gibbs Sr. High School in St. Petersburg, FL where he received many leadership and scholastic achievements. Sarge was an exceptional symphonic cello player and was invited to play in the Florida Symphony in Washington DC. He was also a regular honor roll student and was an inducted member of the National Honor Society. Sarge was President of the Student Congress for two consecutive years; as well as President of the Math Club, and the Esquire Club, which because of Sarge was featured on the Dick Clark Show. In June of 1966, Sarge graduated with top honors and enlisted in the USAF on February 17, 1967.

While serving in the military, Sarge was a bartender, pilot, and professional military educator. He travelled across the world to over 23 different countries, spending nearly 10 years combined overseas. Education was highly valued in his life, as he continued to attend college while on Active Duty. Sarge attended California State University, San Jose State University and North Dakota State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Education as well as a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Management.

After retiring from the USAF on April 1, 1990, Sarge returned to the Florida Gulf Coast where he met and wed his wife of 22 years, Crystal Jshombach. He relocated his new family to Fargo, ND for 2 years before being offered the Instructor Position for the brand new AFJROTC Program at Martin County High School in Stuart, Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Crystal D. Jshombach of Port St. Lucie, FL; daughter, Letrice Eldon (Henry) of Bradenton, FL; daughter, Shacarol Matthews (Stephen) of San Francisco, CA; son, Marvin Jones, Jr. of Port St. Lucie, FL; son, Sirbyron Johnson of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Temple Etheridge of St. Petersburg, FL; ten grandchildren, Marvin III, Tarik, Zhané, Tanasia, Trynyti, Jalanee, Eric, Toýrian, Stassia, Malaea, as well as his expected granddaughter, Ava Rose; nephews, Eugene, John and Walter; close friend, Carl Williams.

Sarge was predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Curtis Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, scholarship donations can be sent to his wife, Crystal Jshombach until the College Scholarship fund can be opened in Sarge’s name.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM at the Grace Place in Stuart, FL.

Online condolences may be made to Sarge’s family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Walter "Sarge" Jshombach

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May 29, 2013

May God rest your soul and may He bless and strenghtened all of your family and friends. You will be missed!
R.I.P. (rest in paradise)

Willie Jackson {West Palm Beach,Fl.}

Beverly Robinson

May 24, 2013

My prayers goes out to the family of Sarge, a man that I have never met. After reading all of the great compliments love ones wrote about such a great man and the husband of my cousin, I felt I needed to say farewell to another angel God called this week. To all of the family and friends of Sarge, stay prayerful and God will grant you with his grace and mercy, Remember showing love will help to heal broken hearts. God bless you all.

Cathleen Kaltenhauser

May 24, 2013

What an amazing mentor. He will be missed. God has a new angel in Heaven. Blessings to you Chrystal and your family.

Vonda Dye

May 24, 2013

He was a friend that will be missed by all!! My thoughts are with you the family.

Katrina Doyle

May 23, 2013

There are no words that I can use to describe this man. I am so thankful to have had him in my life. Although this loss has created such a void for myself and others, I know that he will live on throughout his lessons. I thank God for this man and for the time that I was blessed to have him in my life. Sarge, you know I love you.

May 23, 2013

I worked with Sarge at MCHS for two years and I am glad that I got to know him. He was a roll model for many and He will be missed.


Harriet Downie

May 23, 2013

My grandson was blessed to have Sarge, as a teacher and ROTC personnel. I know that all the students liked him and they were very fortunate to have him. He had such a great repore with his students and he
will be greatly missed by all, Our prayers are with all of you at this time. May you be blessed to know how much his students cared about him, even after

May 23, 2013

u will truly b missed

Randi&Griffin Schwartz

May 22, 2013

Thank You for a job well done. Love the slide show- Sarge- you are so one of a kind. Much, much love.
Randi (& Griffin) Schwartz

May 22, 2013

MSgt Jshombach:

I am grateful for the incredible influence MSgt Jshombach had on his cadets, students, and the many others he went out of his way to help. He recently set up a Candidate Fitness Assesmment test for a young Naval Academy applicant he didn't even knonw. God bless MSgt Jshombach and his family. He was a great man in the ways that count.

R. Hollander