Howell "Jack" Chambers, Sr

  • Born: September 26, 1933
  • Died: October 23, 2018
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland, OH 44109

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Howell "Jack" Chambers, Sr., age 85, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2018. Jack was an Industrial Arts teacher at Brooklyn High School. He was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Loving husband of Beverly A. Chambers; dear father of Jack Chambers, Jr. (Jill) and Wayne (Sandra); grandfather of Nicholas, Hunter, Wayne, and Carlee Chambers; brother of Josephine Hellyer; uncle of many; friend and teacher of many. He was preceded in death by brother Hugh Chambers. In lieu of flowers, please take your family to dinner in memory of Jack. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 4334 Pearl Road, Cleveland, OH 44109 on Monday, October 29th from 4-7pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH 44109 on Tuesday, October 30 at 11am. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Ohio. 216-741-7700 www.buschcares.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Bev and family, our sympathy to all of you on Jack's passing. We knew you many years ago when your kids and our kids attended St. Mark Lutheran School. Later we moved to Brooklyn--Jack taught Industrial Arts to our son. God bless your family. May Jack rest in peace.
Rich & Cathy Nugent, Brooklyn, Oh

Posted by Cathy Nugent - Brooklyn, OH   November 03, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I was informed of it just recently, and I wish I could have attended his funeral. Jack Chambers was one of the most influential people in my life. He was my Industrial Arts Instructor at Brooklyn High School, and we became very good friends over the years. I considered him and his family as my own family. Jack was a loving husband and father, as well as one of the most talented people I've ever known. He was an awesome teacher, and absolutely fearless. I will always remember our experiences working together. He taught me so much about being a responsible adult, not just trying to become a craftsman. My heart goes out to his loving wife and family. May the Lord comfort them in their time of loss. I will miss Jack Chambers dearly. He was much like the best older brother and mentor to me than I could ever ask for. He was my good friend. I regret that as the years passed, my path in life did not allow for me to keep in as close contact with Jack and Beverly as I did when I was younger. I am looking forward to seeing him and his smile again someday if the good Lord deems it. God bless Beverly, her sons Jackie and Wayne, and their loving families. They are all such special people, and I am proud to say they are my friends. I have passed on much of the wisdom I absorbed from Jack, to my own children. Like Howell Jack Chambers, both of my sons served in the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fidelis, Jack.

Posted by Gary Wilfong - Williamstown, WV - Friend   November 02, 2018

It was my pleasure and honor to have been a teaching colleague of Jack Chambers at Brooklyn High. His loyalty to his students and friends was strong. He taught kids the value of integrity and pride in a job well done. He never ceased demonstrating Marine Corps values and honor. He will be remembered and greatly missed. May God bless and comfort his fine family.

Posted by ron szudy - Parma - Coworker   October 31, 2018

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May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time of loss. ❤

Posted by Judith Sledz - Parma Heights, OH   October 31, 2018

Mrs. Chambers and Family,
My deepest sympathies go out to you for the loss of Mr. Chambers. As I have told many friends, we were way too young and foolish as first year students to grasp and appreciate his knowledge and guidance. As second year students or faster learners, it became clear and obvious that Mr Chambers was guiding us through our future careers and life lessons. It was a pleasure for me to see Mr.Chambers as a customer where we serviced his vehicles. Mr. Chambers was proud to tell everyone that I was a student of his. I am proud to have been a student and friend as well. I appreciate everything Mr. Chambers has helped me with and will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace Mr Chambers.

Posted by Bob Haws - Friend   October 30, 2018

I had him for wood shop. He was kind of strict but very talented. A great instructor. Many good memories.

Posted by David Vasarab - Parma, OH   October 30, 2018

Sending our thoughts and prayers to you. We will miss Jackie, and all the laughs we shared over the years. Love you all!!

Posted by Andy Dolan - Madison, WV   October 29, 2018

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Many wonderful memories of working with Jack. May you rest in peace and may your family take comfort in knowing that you are watching over them.

Posted by Brenda Burns - Fairview Park, OH   October 28, 2018

Posted by Brenda Burns - Fairview Park, OH   October 28, 2018

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May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time of loss. ❤

Posted by Judith Sledz - Parma Heights, OH   October 27, 2018

Jack is my cousin. He always lived life to the fullest. He was very proud of his sons. He was a loving husband to Beverly. There was never a dull moment when he was around.. He loved life. I will miss his visits to us back here in his native West Virginia. Heaven gained a good man and is a little livelier with Jack there. He's probably up there now arguing with his brother Hugh or my Uncle Kenny. My thoughts and prayers are with you Beverly, Jack, and Wayne.

Posted by Kip Howell - Madison, WV   October 27, 2018

Dear Bev and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy. We were very saddened to hear of Jack's death. We know how much he will be missed. We pray that the joy of Heaven and God's promise of strength will comfort you at this time.
We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.
Sincerely,

Posted by Tom & Joan Cordrick - Seven Hills, OH   October 27, 2018

I send my sympathy to the Chambers family and friends, I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort and hope give you peace during this time of sadness. Psalms 94:19

Sincerely

Posted by Tiffaney G - OH   October 27, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the loving God of all comfort and promised hope strengthen you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (JW)

Posted by Alex G - Cleveland, OH   October 27, 2018

May God bless and comfort your family during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 27, 2018

My deepest sympathies to my longtime childhood friend, Beverly, and the family. Jack and Beverly
had a wonderful life together and I was with them the night they met approximately 50 years ago in Tampa, Florida. Jack will be truly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with Beverly during this very
hard time.

Posted by Nathaleen McWhorter - Jackson, MS - Family Friend   October 26, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Nahra Family

Posted by Cristina Nahra - Cleveland, OH   October 26, 2018

Wonderful man, I'll cherish the memory of him marching around our house, tooting our bugle in celebration. Bagged two deer in one night ! It was a privilidge to know him, and I'm so sorry for your loss .

Posted by A friend   October 26, 2018

So sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Laura Walek

Posted by Laura Walek - Brooklyn, OH   October 26, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to the family. I had the honor to have him as my industrial arts teacher at Brooklyn for four years. He taught us more than skills in industrial arts. He taught us about life and how to thrive at it.


Brooklyn High Class of 1988

Posted by David Wiencek - Brooklyn, OH   October 26, 2018

To a great teacher and friend. Always a sparkle in his eyes. No denying this man lived life like we all should. He will be missed so much. My thoughts and prayers to family and friends, may you find peace and strength through this sad time. RIP Mr. Chambers until we see each other again.

L.Browning

Posted by A friend   October 26, 2018

Sorry for the loss of your dear love my the God of all comfort be with you at this sad time Isaiah25:8 has a wonderful promise.

Posted by A friend   October 26, 2018

The most interesting, crazy, fun loving Uncle one could have hoped for. Love you Uncle Jack and Aunt Bev.
Cliff

Posted by A friend   October 26, 2018

Bev. and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss! Whenever I think of you Bev., I also think of you and Jack as a couple and the love you guys shared. I would always think, "that's the kind of relationship I want!"It seems like only yesterday we were all together at Sunbeam. We were young and filled with promise but The years have gone quickly.I know you have lost the love of your life. so May God bless you, strength you and give you peace now and always.

With deep sympathy,

Laura Hendricks

Posted by Laura Hendricks - Twinsburg, OH   October 26, 2018

To my favorite Marine. Will meet you for a dance in Heaven...Mr. and Mrs. Terry "CHIEF" Wieczorek

Posted by Terry Wieczorek - New Castle, DE   October 26, 2018

Mr. Chambers is one of those memorable teachers that made a lasting impression on all the young people he encountered. He had an impact on my life that I will never forget. He was one of the first teachers I encountered in Brooklyn High School. What I didn't know was that Mr. Chambers was a friend of my Uncle Ron, but he made sure to tell all of the kids in my class about what a large, tough, giant of a man my uncle was. It made me feel special and important. We used to see each other at family parties here and there. He always showed an interest in what you were up to and I will never forget the sound of his voice as he called "Burggeman". Since I went on to become a teacher myself, I think of Mr. Chambers often. I hope some day to be half as impactful on the young people I encounter as he was. Rest in peace Mr. Chambers until we meet again.

Posted by Douglas Bruggeman - Brooklyn, OH   October 25, 2018

One of the original good guys gone tod soon! Will cherish our good times together . Semper Fi Jack ❤

Posted by Wally n Pat Podbielski - Parma, OH - Friend   October 25, 2018

May the God of all comfort and a promise hope, be with the family and friends at this very difficult and sad time.

Posted by D - Cleveland, OH   October 25, 2018

He was one of the best teachers I had. The things he taught me to do not only with my hands but also with my head I will always be greatful for. While I have not seen him in many years he is thought of almost every time I use something he taught me. When my kids ask me where did you learn to fix that the answer is almost always Mr Chambers. My condolences to the family, may he Rest In Peace.

John Dipaolo. Brooklyn class of 92

Posted by John DiPaolo - Sharon Twp, OH   October 25, 2018

I was a student of Mr Chambers back in the 70's. He was a charismatic and entertaining teacher. I very much enjoyed his class and I most certainly have applied what I learned from him in my technical career. Jack made a difference.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Joe Karthan - Berea, OH   October 25, 2018


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