Jack R. Sombrio, 89, passed away February 9th, 2021 in Gilbert, Arizona. Jack was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and in his lifetime lived in Buffalo, NY, Las Vegas, NV, and Phoenix, AZ. Jack’s love for God, Life, and People made him a consummate salesman. Jack was blessed to be able to serve on two mission trips to Japan. He enjoyed being involved in Christians in Commerce and Band of Brothers, spreading his love for Jesus Christ. Jack is survived by his children, Colleen (Jim) Brown of Monroe Falls, OH, Murray (Ramona) Sombrio of Arlington, TX, Jack (Kathy) Sombrio of Chandler, AZ, Julie (Johnny Grinsky) Sombrio of Gilbert, AZ , seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Family will be having a private service. In memory of Jack’s life, the family would ask for a donation in his name to be made to the Salvation Army.
Very Very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy and he will be missed by all that knew him. My sincere condolences to you and the family.
Jack, the fun-loving, engaging, lover of life, and most importantly lover of the Lord. No matter where Jack went he was the Lord’s ambassador in spirit and in words. Certainly missed, but not forgotten. I am reminded of the song by MercyMe, “I Can Only Imagine”. Right now Jack isn’t imagining at all. The last stanza says it all for Jack:
“I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you
I can only imagine.”
This photo is of Jack on his 87th birthday with our friend Kevin and myself.
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.” Philippians 1:3
The passing of a friend like Jack brings a loss that will only be filled when we are reunited in Heaven and we again see his smiling face. We will miss his stories, singing, and sharing of His love for Jesus. Regardless of where he was or whom he was with, somehow and in some way, his conversations would always include Jesus. Our prayers are for his family so may the God of all mercy and comfort bless his family and friends with His compassion and care during this season of grief.
Jack was my “Hero”–He loved to sing and he did a lot of that in CIC, always sharing about Jesus!
Oh my dear brother Jack, CIC Misses you already. We miss your smiling face, your jokes, your laughter, your stories, your love for Christ… May God bless you and your family.
Jack was the next best salesman for Jesus, only outdone by St. Paul. Jack love the Lord just as we should, All his heart, all his being, all his energy, all the time. When we started the East Valley branch of CIC at St. Tims Brother Jack was always there, supporting and promoting Jesus. He loved the meetings, the retreats, the Christmas dinners, and was standing in the front of the line to help. Those are the disciples the church needs so much today as we head into the times of Judgement. But, those of us who loved Jack know he is standing next to Jesus, waiting to be in the cloud of those who are going to return with Christ. Well done, good and faithful servant,
Jack was a humble man and when he shared around the tables at CIC you knew the Love of Jesus was in his heart. Many times he would be in pain and he still wanted to go to share with the brothers.
Thank you Father in heaven having created people like Jack.
Father God thank you for hearing me as you always do as I pray that you receive Jack’s soul to heaven in Jesus name I pray.
Sorry for your and our loss, CIC, Jack was an inspiration to all of us.
I have not known Jack for very long and in some sense not very well. But what I have known was authentic, and the Joy he shared in his faith, and the kindness of strangers, speaks volumes to me of his living faith in the language of God, the language of the heart. It didn’t, and doesn’t, take a lot of words. May the Grace, Peace and Kindness of God’s presence be with you all.
I met Jack when he joined our Men’s Bible Study Group (Band of Brothers) back in 2009. During that year my Mom became seriously ill & by the time I was informed (07/2009), she was in her final days. Jack was kind enough to give me his SWA Frequent Flier Miles so I could hop on a plane to see her in the Dallas area. She passed less than 2-weeks after. I will always remember him for his kindness that came without hesitation. He will be missed greatly.
My dear brother Jack. May you be dancing with Jesus. I will never forget in March of April of 1995, when I lost my business along with a lot of other things, you lifted me up before an interview for a job. I was going to be a kitchen designer, selling kitchens and cabinets. You told me, sell the wife, think like a woman as they typically make 90% of the purchasing decisions, and convince the husband she will be happy. I used that during my interview and was hired on the spot. I went on to become one of the top producers in Arizona and was very successful in that industry. He taught me to take a chance, use my talents and succeed. I will miss our conversations on the industry and Jesus. Rest in His arms my brother, you will be very missed.
Rest in peace Uncle Jack and say hello to my dad while you are making your rounds in Heaven