Jack Alexander Demack, age 55, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born on July 17, 1958 in Galveston, TX. Jack grew up on the Island and was extremely proud of his religious upbringing in the Catholic religion. He attended Galveston Catholic and O’Connell High School. During Jack’s time in high school, he enjoyed participating in athletics, which included football, tennis, baseball, and track. He was best known for his athletic stardom as a lineman in football and on the courts as a tennis player. In 1976, Jack reigned as King of Treasure Ball Association. Upon graduating high school at O’Connell, Jack attended college at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX to uphold the family legacy as a second generation Aggie.
While at college, Jack chose to major in Business Marketing due to his foundation and involvement in the family produce business, Demack’s Produce Co., Inc. Between classes and studying, Jack reveled in the fame and glory of Texas A&M sports, especially football. He was one of the loudest and proudest members of his class while he stood as the 12th man during each and every game as he cheered on his team. For him, this was different from anything else he had experienced before, even in high school. Being an Aggie meant being a part of something bigger than yourself in every way possible. Whether it was cheering on the good ‘ole boys or helping others in a time of need.
Jack returned to Galveston, TX after obtaining his degree from Texas A&M University. He began as Vice President of Demack’s Produce & Co., Inc. and progressed to President. This was a huge honor for him. The business was started by his great uncle and grandfather. He loved working beside his father, Charles M. Demack, Sr. He was a past member of the Rotary Club of Galveston and a member of the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University as well as the Twelfth Man Foundation.
Jack Alexander Demack was preceded in death by his father Charles M. Demack.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years Robin; daughters Meredith Blair Demack and Alexandra Nicole Demack; brother Charles M Demack Jr. and wife Lisa; nephews Jeremie Demack and Brandon Demack; mother Vilma DelPapa Demack; mother-in law Joyce Ford; cousins Sandra Celli Harris and Richard Celli; and numerous relatives.
A visitation service will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church with a Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M., with Deacon Sam Dell’Olio officiating. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, with Father E.J. Stein officiating.
Pallbearers for the memorial service include: Jeremie Demack, Brandon Demack, Robert Harris, Jack Ewing, David Mullins, Rudy Bentancourt, Peter Urbani, Jr., Bill Ansell, Robert Milhovil, & Tra Tramonte. Honorary pallbearers are the O’Connell Class of 1976.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Galveston Shiners Burns Hospital for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550, The Ronald McDonald House, 301 14th Street or the Galveston Island Humane Society, 6814 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554.