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THOUGHT FOR TODAY: “When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it.” ~~~~Emile Zola

Dear Friends and Extended Family,

It is with deep regret that we have to let you know that Jack Blecher passed away on the evening of September 20, 2016.His health had been declining in recent months, but it began to fail quickly at the end. He was never really in any pain. He was at home and resting peacefully when he passed.

Jack will be memorialized with a Celebration of his Life on October 23, 2016 at 1 PM. The ceremony will take place at the Albert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Lee, Gail, and Renee

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