John “Jack” Henry Zickgraf ’57 earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Santa Clara before completing a master’s at the University of Southern California and landing his first job at Boeing in Seattle, beginning a long career in the aerospace industry. While attending Santa Clara, he met Joanne Moriarty on a blind date. They married in 1958 and raised four children. From camping and hiking to sailing or simply “puttering” around the yard, Jack enjoyed spending time outdoors. For many years, he enjoyed sailing his Venture-17 sailboat on San Diego Bay, occasionally entering races as part of a local sailing club. Following his retirement, he and Joanne were able to travel more, enjoying trips to Australia and New Zealand and cruises to Hawaii, Alaska, and through the Panama Canal. He also spent time building a model railroad in their garage as he pursued his love of all things related to trains. Jack died on March 10, 2021.


02 Jul 2021