Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 04:30:21 :
Marin Independent Journal
Tuesday, July 21, 1998
Section B, page 2
Jack Machado, activistís husband
Jack Albert Machado of Novato, retired butcher and foreman and World War II veteran, died after a long illness July 19 at Pleasant Care Nursing Home in Novato. He was 77.
Mr. Machado was married to Betty Machado, a political activist in Novato. He was born in Sausalito and graduated from Tamalpais high School, where he excelled in baseball and football. He served as captain of both teams and was honored with athletic awards. In the 1930s and Ď40s, Mr. Machado played county league baseball.
He worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo before enlisting in the Navy on Dec. 7, 1941. He served as a radio man in Hawaii and on Guam.
Mr. Machado worked as a butcher for many years for Purity and Safeway stores in Marin. Later, he was a foreman for Northbay Construction Co.
Mr. Machado and Betty Madsen were married July 21, 1945. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Indian Valley Golf Course. He died two days before the coupleís 53rd anniversary.
Mr. Machado enjoyed hunting and golf and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Indian Valley Menís Club since 1960. Other memberships included Sea Point Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West, and he was a lifetime member of the Sausalito Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Machado is survived by one son, Paul Machado of Petaluma; one daughter, Laura Machado of Novato; and five grandchildren, John, Ashley, Randy, Rachael and Jack.
Mr. Machadoís children have planned a vigil service for 7:30 p.m. today, and a memorial service will be 3 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Junior Golf, Indian Valley Golf Course, 3035 Novato Blvd., Novato, or to the Salvation Army.
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