CRAIG-FLAGLER PALMS FUNERAL HOME
Flagler Beach, Florida
Monday, July 20, 2015
Harle J. (Jack) Bishop II, entered the world June 23rd, 1935 in Des Moines Iowa to his mother's exclamation "this is a great day for us - we are so happy"!
Harle J. Bishop and Freda Marie Anderson Bishop raised Jack, and sister Judy in Des Moines and Nevada Iowa.
June was a special month for Jack. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Kathryn Maxwell June 6th 1953 and they were a devoted and loving couple for 55 years. Even her death Sept. 6, 2008 did not separate them. Jack told us he was going to do God's work so he could soon be reunited with his "Mary B ''.
Jack and Mary are survived by their four children, Harle J (John) Bishop (wife Barbara) of Firestone Colorado, Susan Rundlett (husband Royce) of Miami, FL., Ann Katsikos (husband Lee) of Flagler Beach, FL. and Brian C. Bishop (wife Annette) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. They were also blessed with 11 grandchildren, Leo, Jennifer, Megan, Katie, Nicole, Michelle, Christopher, Brian, Lexi, Sarni and Tasmin and 12 great-grandchildren Grace, Taylor, Kamden, McKinnley, Keelyn, Madison, Noah, Chloe, Lily, Jasper, Cameron and Gavin. Jack is also survived by his sister Judy Plock of Denver Colorado.
From a young age, Jack exhibited artistic talent, so it was no surprise when he graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor in Architectural Engineering in 1958. His work took him around the world, but his family will fondly remember him best for the specialized characters he drew on each greeting card envelope, adding his own humor and message. Jack was a story teller, and each ending had his blue eyes sparkling with laughter. Jack and his family lived in Des Moines Iowa, Boulder Colorado, Miami Florida and Kansas City, Kansas. Jack & Mary moved to Chicago Illinois, West Palm Beach Florida, Weston Florida and their final residence in Flagler Beach Florida. Jack loved to sail, golf and garden and he devoted much of his time as a Hospital Chaplin and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Jack entered the world June 23rd to the arms of his loving parents, and on July lst, 2015, surrounded by family, he peacefully left this world after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the compassionate care provided by Halifax Hospice and to the staff from Princeton Village that cared for Jack these past 18 months.
A celebration of Jack's life will be held August 1st, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa del Mar Catholic Church, located at 915 N. Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, and FL. 32136. Reception immediately following at the Father O'Flaherty Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Halifax Health - Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129
Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.