Jack Arancio ’55, J.D. ’63 was the son of Salvatore and Josephine Arancio and part of a Monterey Sicilian fisherman family. He graduated from Monterey High School, where he was a star football player and student body president. He went to Santa Clara University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation, Jack joined the Army for two years, reaching the rank of lieutenant. He then went back to Santa Clara University to complete a degree in law and opened a private practice in Monterey. Jack was employed at the practice for over 50 years. He once served a year as [resident of a local bar association as well. Jack enjoyed a diversified lifestyle while living and loving his Sicilian heritage and all things Italian, including tradition, music, food, and wine—and especially Sicilian language. Jack was a worldwide traveler who visited Italy, including family roots in Sicily, Ireland, England, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Thailand, and Jamaica. He appreciated art and became an accomplished oil painter in his own right. Jack was a voracious reader and was always in the middle of a novel. He was also an avid year-round Bay Area sports fan of the Giants, 49ers, and the Warriors. He was a lifelong golfer, especially enjoying his time as a member of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. At 84 years old, he died on April 2, 2018, after a long illness. He is survived by his sons, David Arancio and Joseph (Jori) Arancio; granddaughter Aria; brother Joe Arancio; sister Vivian Barone; and nieces Alicia and Daniela (Matthew).

08 Nov 2018