Written by Angelo Pizelo, Pastor and Director of the Oakhurst Positive Living Center
Jack Gyer passed over to a new dimension of life this week. He became a dear friend to all who had the pleasure to meet him. He enriched the life of others with his friendship and love.
Jack loved the Oakhurst community and all of Eastern Madera County. His heart and passion went into creating a loving community and his creations will go on for many years to come.
He founded the Sierra Star, our local newspaper. He is the founder of the Vision Academy of the Arts and the Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst. He is one of the founding fathers of the Positive Living Center of Oakhurst and after several years of study became and ordained minister.
He participated from the beginning on establishing the Boys and Girls Club, helped us establish the Educational Enhancement Foundation. He was one of the founders of the SPICE program (Seniors Participating in Community Education), a program that gave our senior citizens a venue to work with the local schools as volunteers.
His physical presence will be missed; however, his loving presence will be with us for many years to come through the many programs that he created.