Jack Steiner was born on December 23, 1938 in Bellflower, Ca. to Otto Steiner and Goldie Lambert. He was raised in Downey, Ca. with his two sisters Bessie Ambroise and Lovie McDowell along with his brother Vic Maillett.
He was a hardworking and dedicated employee. He retired after twenty-four years as the District manager for Western Union. Later he worked for Disneyland in which he held an immense passion and pride as their facilities manager where he once again retired after sixteen years.
Jack was a single father of five children. He was a supportive, nurturing and entertaining father. He relished in playing with his children when they were young. One game his children remember fondly was Jack would pretend to be a tree with his arms serving as branches for his children to climb up. If the branches broke as they were climbing up they would tumble to the ground in laughter. If they were successful in climbing up all the way to his shoulders before the branches broke, Jack would then reward them with turning into a helicopter and his children would then use his thumbs to control the direction they flew. During these years his sister Bessie was a great support creating fun and poignant experiences for him and his children. Every holiday and many weekends were spent at Bessie and her husband Ronnie’s home playing poker till the wee hours of the morning. His children David, Lisa, Deborah, Michelle and Robert would run wild and free with their cousins Steve, Kenny, Larry and Billy while enjoying laughter and loving company.
In 1978 Jack attended a dance in Tustin where he met the love his life, Myrna. Myrna was also a single parent of six young children herself. With their common interest and experiences it led to them joining their families in 1981.
Jack was a fun loving, social and an adventurous man. He very much enjoyed playing pool, golfing, chess, camp hosting at Bass Lake, but he especially loved dancing throughout his years. His true passion however was his family. He was an exceptionally doting husband, father, uncle and grandfather.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents Otto and Goldie, his siblings Bessie, Lovie and Vic and his stepdaughter Ann Marie Bice. He is survived by his wife of 39yrs. Myrna Steiner, his children David Steiner, Lisa Fortin, Deborah Donnelly, Michelle Steiner and Robert Steiner. His stepchildren, Casey White, Julie Mawhorter, Laura Brady, Lance Uhles, Renee Dennis-Bice, his 30 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
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