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Pleasanton memorial service planned May 25 for Jack Dove, who would have turned 90 that day

Original post made on Apr 26, 2013

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, for Jack Dove, a well-known Pleasanton community activist and former executive with the old Montgomery Ward department store company who died last Wednesday in his home at Ridge View Commons. He was 89.

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Comments (15)

Posted by Lisa, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

Jack will be missed! He always wanted the best for Pleasanton and was very active in community service. Jack missed his Polly so much after she passed. He was ready to join her again. God Bless you Jack.


Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Apr 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

I am so sorry to hear this. I loved to hear the stories Jack told about his life, especially with Polly.

He was smart, engaging and always thinking of others. I will miss our chats. He always had something to say about how to improve what we were doing. It's was great to hear someone so reflective about the city and so solution driven. Thank you Jack for being the epitome of a great husband, friend and citizen.


Posted by Becky Dennis, a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Apr 26, 2013 at 9:51 am

Jack and his family were our neighbors in Olympia Fields, and I went to high school with his daughter. It was great to reconnect many years later out here in Pleasanton and discover we shared common interest in senior housing and services. Jack and Polly, i will miss you both. You helped make Pleasanton a great place for people of all ages. Thank you for your service.


Posted by Jerry Thorne, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

Jack was a great friend and mentor who understood what public service and working in the best interest of the community is all about. Jack was the first person to ask me to run for public office back in 2001 and I will never forget him. Rest in peace old friend.


Posted by Peter MacDonald, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

Jack Dove was a gentleman and a contributor. He was an outstanding Planning Commissioner, and a font of ideas for improving the City of Pleasanton. I will miss him for his informed activism and kind spirit.


Posted by Joan Laursen, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

Jack was a great friend of our schools, and such a role model for continued public service. I will miss our breakfast conversations, Jack, and your feisty but good-hearted nature.


Posted by Jerry Pentin, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Jack was a wonderful man and I'll always remember his stories. He was so full of information and knowledge about Pleasanton and was always willing to share. He helped guide me along on my first city committee 17 years ago and I'll alway consider him one of my key mentors. He will be missed.


Posted by Kurt Kummer, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Apr 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Jack Dove was truly a community treasure. Pleasanton will miss his wisdom and advice. Thanks for your service Jack.


Posted by Kurt Wiest, a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I'm saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He was a good friend. I always enjoyed talking with him about whatever was on our minds. Perhaps the best we can do to honor this great man is to incorporate in our own lives, even in just a small way, the principles and character he had in his.


Posted by Jim Rader, a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm

So sorry to read of Jack's passing. I worked with him some years ago at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him.


Posted by Garry Senna, a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Jack Dove was one of the finest gentleman I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His kind and gentle heart was a blessing to the community of Pleasanton for many many years.


Posted by Pam Geiger, a resident of Ridgeview Commons
on Apr 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Jack was an aggressive Senior Ombudsman for the years I knew him, persistent with his intended goals. He lobbied for Senior causes, community causes and personal causes with equal passion. His neighbors looked to him for information and encouragement. He will be missed, just as his Polly has been missed. RIP--I am sure they are enjoying the reunion...


Posted by The Bell Family, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Apr 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

Jack and Polly have been family friends for nearly 60 years....he will be so very missed. Love you Jack and Polly...thank you for your sweet spirit! I pray you both are once again reunited in God's heavenly realms!


Posted by HOWARD ADAMS NEELY, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 10, 2013 at 10:48 am

WHAT GREAT COMMENTS ABOUT JACK !!!!!! AS MANY OF YOU HAVE WRITTEN HE WASA REAL PLEASANTON CHEER LEADER. HE WAS INTERESTED IN EVERYTHING THAT MADE THE TOWN TICK AND HE WOULD TELL YOU WHY. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW PEOPLE LIKE MR DOVE IN ANY TOWN.......WE WERE LUCKY.
HE AND I DID NOT AGREE WITH OTHER ALL THE TIME, BUT SPENT MANY HOURS TALKING ABOUT THE PROS AND CONS OF AN ISSUE OVER DINNER AT RIDGEVIEW COMMONS.
I'M SORRY THAT I WILL NOT BE AT HIS MEMORIAL SERVICE...BLESSINGS JACK


Posted by Mike Tassano, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

Jack was one of the first residents I met when I started working for the City of Pleasanton 15 years ago. I knew if the other residents were even 1/2 as special as Jack I had chosen the right place to work.

Over the past 15 years I got to know Jack and enjoyed seeing and visiting with him and discussing his various plans to make Pleasanton a better place to live and work.

I will miss him.


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