Jack Antonio Obituary, Death – The Ararat and District Junior Football Association expresses its deepest condolences to Jack Antonio’s loved ones on the occasion of his loss. Antonio was a former standout player in our tournament. In 2012, Jack was a Premiership player and won the club’s Best and Fairest award while playing for the Warriors. During this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Glenn, Lisa, and Alex, as well as the rest of the family.
Jack “Dep” Antonino DePeralta, 63, passed away on December 1, 2021 at Skagit Valley Hospital accompanied by his family. He was a resident of Burlington, Washington. His birthday is March 27th, 1958, and he was born in San Jose, California. At Citrus Junior High School in Orange Cove, California, Jack was very involved in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), and he continued his involvement in JROTC at Reedley High School in Reedley, California. His experiences led to him deciding to join the United States Navy not long after he graduated from high school. During that period, he wed the woman who had previously been known as AnaMarie Dumapay. They just recently celebrated their fortieth anniversary this past this past year.
Twenty years of his life were spent serving his country in the United States Navy. The majority of his time spent serving in the military was spent on Whidbey Island, where he was first assigned to VAQ-165 (Boomers) and then served in his final assignment at VAQ-129 (Vikings). Jack was well renowned for serving as a mentor to a large number of sailors in the hope that he could help them turn their lives around for the better.
His participation in Operation Fiery Vigil during the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines while he was stationed at the Subic Bay Naval Base was the most significant thing that happened to him while he was serving in the Navy. Jack was able to fulfill his need to help people by becoming a handyman after retiring from the Navy. His grandson gave him the suitable moniker “Mr. Fix it,” which he eventually used as the name of his business. His father, Severo, was his primary teacher in the profession, but he also had a guide in the Navy who ignited his interest in carpentry.
Jack is responsible for the design and construction of every piece of furniture in his home. In addition, he left his mark in a great number of residences and businesses in the counties of Island and Skagit. He was very careful, and he took great pride in his job at all times. Jack was a devoted supporter of the Seattle Seahawks, and he and his son Antonino were fortunate enough to be able to attend one of the team’s final games together. Jack was also well recognized for assisting those who were in need. His contagious smile and his reputation as a “jokester” will be the things that people remember most about him.
All of the people whose lives he touched are going to miss him very much, but notably his grandchildren, who called him “Papa” with great affection. Jack’s daughter Jaime DePeralta, his father Severo Tangonan, and his brother Bill Manzano all passed away before him. Jack was the last surviving member of his immediate family. His wife, Ana DePeralta, and their children will carry on his legacy after his passing. His mother Shirley Tangonan, his brothers James (Donna) McCoy and Severo (Audrey) Tangonan Jr., his sister Diana (Richard) Rodriguez, and his favorite furry passenger, Enzo. His grandchildren Kordel, Kamylle, Charlotte, and James. In addition to a large number of nieces and nephews.
On December 8, 2021, at 10:00 in the morning, there will be a memorial ceremony held at Gilbertson Funeral Home in Stanwood, Washington. At a later time, at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Reedley, California, full military honors will be accorded for the interment of the deceased.