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James J. Stearns

December 8, 1923 - October 11, 2020

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Mount Sinai Simi Valley

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Simi Valley, California 93063

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Service Date
October 14, 2020
Service Time
10:00 am
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THE FAMILY OF JACK STEARNS IS SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE HIS PASSING ON OCTOBER 11, 2020. PREDECEASED BY HIS PARENTS, FANNY AND JULIUS STERNFELDT AND SISTE R, RUTH KOPPLOVICH. JACK WAS PREDECEASED BY HIS EVER-LOVING WIFE, EDNA. THEY SHARED THEIR LOVE AFFAIR FOR 72 YEARS UNTIL EDNA PREDECEASED HIM ON OCTOBER 9, 2020. JACK IS  SURVIVED  BY HIS FOUR CHILDREN, PAMELA-BETH (TREY), HEATHER-SHAWN, GUY-DAVID (CANDICE), HARTT-JASON (NADA) ALONG WITH EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN, JEREMIAH (STEPHANIE), ADAM (ELLIE), JOSHUA (AMY), ELI, LAUREN (COLIN), D’ARCY (REBECCA), ALEXANDRIA (JULIAN) AND MAX, AS WELL AS FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, J ACOB, BE NJ AMIN, EZRA, ZEV, AND SOPHIE. JACK WAS BORN IN ROMANIA ON DECEMBER 8, 1923. HE AND HIS FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA WHERE HE GREW UP ON THE NORTH END OF WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. HE MOVED TO KENORA, ONTARIO WITH HIS FAMILY IN 1955 AND ESTABLISHED ZEAL AND GOLD, A CLOTHING STORE FOR WOMENS, MENS AND CHILDRENS CLOTHING. WHILE RAISING A YOUNG FAMILY, JACK WAS ALSO VERY ACTIVE IN THE KENORA COMMUNITY. THE FAMILY MOVED TO SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA IN 1965 AND THEREAFI’ER TO SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA WHERE JACK BOUGHT LEWIS’ WOMENS APPAREL. IN ADDITION TO OPERATING A CLOTHING STORE, HE ALSO INVESTED IN REAL ESTATE. HE FOUND GREAT FULFILLMENT AND JOY IN HIS TRIPS TO PALM SPRINGS AS WELL AS DRIVES ALONG THE OCEAN AND OTHER CALIFORNIA LOCATIONS. A WONDERFUL HUSBAND, FATHER, BROTHER AND FRIEND, J ACK’S MOST MEMORABLE QUALITY WAS HIS DEVOTION TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE WAS HELD AT MOUNT SINAI CEMETERY IN SIMI VALLEY ON OCTOBER 14, 2020 WHEN JACK AND HIS BELOVED EDNA WERE BURIED TOGETHER.  PRIVATE SHIVA.

 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO MACULAR DEGENERATION RESEARCH OF THE BRIGHT FOCUS FOUNDATION IN JACK’S MEMORY.

 

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