Jack Qualman produced all the cartoons on our Lake Erie Islands Humor page, and also contributed cartoons to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. A Catawba Island native, he was a good friend who passed away on July 4, 2007. The obituary sent by his son Michael is below.
John Roger Qualman
November 22, 1932 - July 4, 2007
John Roger Qualman, (Jack) 74, died Wednesday, July 4th in Brighton Gardens of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, California. Jack was born on Catawba Island, Ohio on November 22, 1932 to Emery V. and Bertrice M. Qualman. He married Jaquelynn D. (Reaver) on December 20, 1957 in Bowling Green, Ohio and she survives.
As a kid, Jack was a world class muskrat trapper. Jack went to Port Clinton High School and graduated in 1950. After High school he worked at Gem Beach, and explored the many islands throughout Put in Bay. Jack was a United States Veteran serving in 3917th Air Police Sq during the Korean War for RAF Manston, 1951-55. After the Air Force he attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio where he met his wife Jackie. They moved out west to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1958. There they had their only son, Michael in 1967. He moved to San Francisco for two years, then to San Diego, and finally retired in Carlsbad, California. There he was able to do something he always wanted to do; beach combing. He always loved the ocean.
Jack had many jobs in life, all of which related to the publishing field. Jack worked for Arizona Highways, San Francisco Magazine, Psychology Today. At Dyna Graphics. He ran three publications for the Police / Medical / Emergency trade and helped create the magazine Western Saltwater Fisherman. For a few years he also worked for Collectors Showcase Magazine.
Jack retired from the work a day world and went into business for himself selling mail order books. He even wrote a few - a guide book to Arizona, and a book titled - How to get to sleep and stay asleep.
Jack was a seeker of truth, guardian of good faith, queller of revolutions, a faith healer, a tutor of trivia, a self taught preacher, a soldier of fortune, a guardhouse lawyer, a wild animal trainer, a world class muskrat trapper, a marriage broker, a divorce lawyer, sex therapist, political consultant/advisor, fortune teller and a ghost buster. Jack was a great father to his son and a wonderful husband to his wife.
Jack Qualman will truly be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Services and Burial will be held at Ft. Roscrans National Cemetery, in Point Loma.
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