John Wiley Stack

Date of Death

June 23, 2014

City of Death

Santa Barbara

John Wiley Stack passed away peacefully on June 23, 2014 at 90 years of age.

He was a poet, writer, artist, Mountain Drive sunset club member, caterpillar club member, pilot in the second world war, designer and builder, teacher, fireman, fire chief of mountain drive volunteer fire department, winemaker and foreman at Schramsberg Winery Napa Valley, traveling investigative reporter and radio show host, peace activist, philosopher, eternal student, farmer, singer with a gorgeous bass voice and wonderful harmony, actor, ping pong and tennis player, and a good friend to many (including his children). His most recent studies included classes on near death experience and he was ready to test his belief in life after death.

Survived by his sweetheart Susie, brother Rob, sister Ruth, daughters Kathy (Arthur) and Jane (Jim), son John, stepchildren Sean, Rob and Charlie, grandchildren Wiley, Miles, Connor, Amelia, Owen and Max, great grandchildren Caleb, Orion and Dillan.

A celebration of life is planned for September 6, 2014 at the Unity Church 227 E Arrellaga at 2pm.


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