With sadness, the Jack family announces the passing of Dr. Marious Kim Jack MD, long time Seattle Ophthalmologist and Mercer Island resident, on November 7, 2018.
Dr. Jack was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 28, 1931 and spent his early years in Spokane, WA with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kimball I. Jack.
Dr. Jack attended Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane and was an All-State basketball player for the Tigers, who won the Washington State High School Championship in 1949. Jack went on to the University of Washington where he completed four years earning his Bachelor of Psychology degree in 1953. During that period he participated on the JV basketball team, was a member of the UW Purple Shield and was named Wing Commander of the UW Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Dr. Jack entered the University of Washington Medical School and received his degree in 1957. He completed his internship at Highland Alameda Hospital in Oakland, CA. Before entering the army in 1958, Dr. Jack completed a residency at Brooke Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. He then became the head of the Ophthalmology Department at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, PA.
Dr. Jack began his private practice in Seattle with Dr. John Hicks in 1965 until his retirement in 1996. He became a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Association of Military Surgeons and a consultant to the University of Washington Medical School’s Children’s Hospital Division and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center. Dr. Jack was also past President of the Washington State Academy of Ophthalmology. From that professional reference, he published over thirty-five distinguished articles and wrote two books on psychiatry.
Dr. Jack’s great pleasures, besides his family, were his summer homes on Pearl Island and Anacortes, WA or at the helm of his boat cruising the US and Canadian San Juan islands.
Dr. Jack was predeceased in life by his son, Dr. Gregory Martin (Sari and Jana) and survived by his wife of 65 years, Ann (Osten), daughter Gayle (Leigh Eisele) and son Kimball (Tucker, Katherine & William).
A private service with the family was held. Donations can made to the Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center 19213 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011.