SERVICE DAY & TIME
Monday, November 13, 2017
VIEWING: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
MASS & EULOGY: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
BUFFET DINNER: 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
John Ernest LaCome, Sr., 71 years of age, passed away at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, CA after a long battle with lung cancer. John was best known to his family and friends as "Jack" or "Jackie". His deceased father, George LaCome, a World War II hero and Prisoner of War (POW), received numerous medals of valor, most for fighting in the same regiment as the famous movie star Audie Murphy. Their heroic exploits were memorialized in the movie "To Hell and Back." Jack, as the oldest son, was very proud of his father who was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze medal.
Jack is survived by his loving and caring 88 year old mother Margaret (Margie) Galvez from Walnut Creek, CA; two sons, John LaCome, Jr. and Jessie LaCome; granchildren, Monte LaCome, Melissa LaCome, Tatiana LaCome, John LaCome III, James LaCome, Jeremy LaCome, Luna LaCome; great-grandchildren, Amya and Alyana LaCome.
John was the oldest of 8 siblings; he was a loving brother to Robert (Bobby Gold) LaCome, Wanda LaCome (deceased sister), Karen Marcigan, Gloria Lopez, Dan Lopez, Gino Lopez and Laura Lopez. He was also the uncle to many nephews and nieces and cousins who live in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and out of state in Utah and New Mexico. He was also very blessed to have in his life his dear friend Diana LaCome for more than 60 years.
Jack was born in San Francisco, CA on July 13, 1946. Throughout his childhood he traveled back and forth from San Francisco , where his parents George and Margie lived to Questa, New Mexico where his paternal grandparents, Agustin and Marina LaCome lived. He always said he "lived the best of both worlds." Jack attended schools both in Questa and San Francisco. Jack had many careers in his lifetime which included working in multi facets of the construction industry, as a teamster, and a highly skilled craftsman. He enjoyed working with his hands.
Jack lived his life on his own terms and as a result was extremely stubborn, refused to follow anyone's orders and raised hell for more than five decades. His favorite hobby was gambling; he loved to play cards, pinball and slot machines. He enjoyed beer, a good party, and most of all women until the day he died.
John and Jessie's fondest memory of their Dad is of him saing (in a deep voice, after a few beers) "I ain't no pretty but I ain't no shy."
Jack will surely be missed by all of his friends and family!