Jack Ardele Salzer, 66, of Jacksonville, FL passed away at home February 13, 2019.
He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School where his love of singing led him to become a member of the chorus. He also sang for many years in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Jack served his country as a member of the Naval Air Reserve. He was a 45 year civilian employee of the US Army Corps of Engineers where he recently received the Commanders Award for Civilian Service. Christmas was one of Jack’s favorite times of the year because he loved playing Santa Claus. A tradition he started over 30 years ago. Jack never knew a stranger, leaving everyone he met with a smile and always volunteering to help whenever he was needed. He was a devoted husband and father and loyal friend. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Jack was preceded in death by his father Grover Wechsler Salzer, his mother Freddie Salzer Ryon and his brother Alfred Marsh Salzer. He is survived by his wife Cathy Love Salzer, his daughters Amy Salzer Tari and Stephanie Allison Salzer, grandchildren Ava Jasmine Tari and Andrew Taylan Tari, nephews Paul Salzer, John Salzer and Grover Salzer III, niece Gail Salzer Breeding and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 East Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday February 19, 2019 at First United Methodist Church 225 E Duval St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held in First United Methodist Church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory (904) 353-3649.