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Jack Graciosa

April 10, 1943 - June 23, 2020

Jack  GraciosaJacinto T. Graciosa Jr. died unexpectedly on June 23rd, 2020 at the age of 77. He was a long-time resident of Salem, Oregon.

 Jack is survived by his wife, Marsha Graciosa; his children, Erik Graciosa and Melissa Graciosa; his brothers, Thomas Gray and Richard Cruz; his sisters Lora Homann, Eileen Bacheller, Vivian Gettis, Mary Buckley, Mae Arbogast, and Cecilia Graciosa; and his large extended family.

 Jack was born in Tupi, South Cotabato in the Philippines on April 10th, 1943 to Jacinto Graciosa Sr. and Marcela Tibayan. Jack served with the U.S. Navy as a Stewardsman and the U.S. Army Reserves as a Captain. He worked as an R.N. at the Salem Hospital for 28 years. After retiring he continued to work in healthcare up until this year. He was dedicated to caring for others. Jack met his wife Marsha while working at the Salem Hospital and charmed her with his good looks and sense of humor. They married in Hawaii in 1984 and had two children. He was a playful and loving dad.

 Most people knew Jack to be incredibly hard working. He loved to joke around, was almost always the first person to leave a party, and he loved a good deal. When he wasn’t looking for a bargain he was cooking or caring for his garden. Jack was a faithful Catholic and attended mass at St. Joseph Parish. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all those who knew him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, July 2,2020 at 10:00am.

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Jack was such a kind and caring person. He taught me so much in my nursing career. Prayers of peace for his family.

Jack was such a joy to work with and he was an excellent nurse who loved caring for his patients! He always had a quick smile and a kind word. I have such good memories of him! I'm so sorry for your loss.

I loved Jack he would always give me a hard time, in a fun way, when I called to talk to Marsha. Very nice gentle man. He will be missed. Love you Marsha, I will be praying for you and family.

I very much enjoyed meeting Uncle Jack and the hospitality extended to me when I visited for the solar eclipse.

I so appreciated knowing and working with both Jack and Marsha at Salem Hospital over many years.  Jack was such a warm welcoming presence who never failed to lift my spirits with his friendly smile.  Jack's depth of medical knowledge and compassionate care for his patients set the standard for young nurses coming up in the profession.  Jack was a remarkable man and I will never forget him.
I am devastated for your sudden loss, dear Marsha.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.  May He give you strength, sustain you and your family in your grief, now and in the hours, days to come.  The Lord bless you and bring you peace.

Whenever I and my wife, Mary, came to Salem to visit Jack and his brothers/sisters,  Jack was always there with a low-key and dry sense of humor that endeared him to us.  Jack loved maintaining his property at home while Marsha was always on the go, planning trips for the both of them and taking care of Jack.  She is a wonderful wife and Jack was a great husband.   They matched up perfectly in our opinion.  Jack was in the Navy while I was in the Army and we shared our common understanding of the value of our military.  Mary and I will miss him.......until the next life where we hope to be with him and Marsha someday.  His hard work and long life is over, and we hope he is well rewarded by the Lord.

I always enjoyed working with Jack, he was a great guy & great nurse.  I learned a lot from him.  He will be missed by many, my thoughts and prayers to his family and to his beautiful wife Marsha. 

Enjoyed working with Jack at Salem Hospital. would see him at hospital social functions also. I was also an RN.