Jack Giacomo DiGesare

January 15, 1931 - September 25, 2019

Jack Giacomo DiGesare, 88, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2009, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, FL, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Cape Coral. He was born January 15, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to Dominick and Dominica DiGesare, now deceased.

Jack was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral and Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Fort Lauderdale. He was also a Veteran of the United States Army. He made a living as a mason, and then a teacher; but that was what he did, not who he was. He was a husband who was devoted, loyal, and loving. He was a father who was caring, wise, and present. He was a grandpa who was happily wrapped around the finger of his favorite little girl. He was a faithful friend to many, and a friendly face to all; a man who loved his Brooklyn Dodgers, Frank Sinatra, Boxing, and old movies. He was a Husband, Father, Uncle, Grandpa and Friend. But, to most, he was just “Daddy”. He loved his family with all of his heart and nothing meant more to him than them. Not many knew what a history buff he was and the conversations we shared about movies and time periods will be missed. The memories that he told of his life, family, and get togethers will be treasured forever. He made an impact on so many.

He was simply a blessing. Once you met him you would never forget him. He was unique and one of a kind. We loved him so much; I will never forget my Grandpa, Jack DiGesare. – Giada D.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Kathleen DiGesare of Cape Coral; two loving children, Donna Jones of Cape Coral, and Mark DiGesare (Dana) of Cape Coral; two grandchildren, Giada Bella DiGesare, and Richard and Colette Walls; one great grandchild, Rhett Alan Walls; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by two siblings, Gertrude DiGesare and Carl DiGesare.

No formal services are planned at this time.Jack

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Denise Goldsmith Oct 1, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. We loved him.
    Wendy, Dee and Jason

  2. Ann Marie Hunt Oct 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I am going to miss uncle Jack, His smile and laugh were contagious. I never caught uncle Jack in a bad mood. I will remember his daily cat naps. His love of Frank Sinatra and the love he showed his family. He was never too busy for his family. I love you uncle Jack and I am going to miss you tremendously.
    Ann Marie Hunt

  3. Maureen Oct 1, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    My Uncle Jack you are so missed. There was no one like you. You will never be forgotten. Denise and I are so glad that we were able to be with you again after so many years. It breaks our hearts that so much time was missed with you. We love you with all our heart.

  4. Bill & Rita Sharkey Oct 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Donna, that was a very good writing about your Dad. He certainly was a good man and a good friend.
    Bill & Rita Sharkey

  5. Magda and Tony Sinisi Oct 1, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Jack was not only unique, he was a legend, truly unforgettable. He will be sorely missed, but never, never forgotten.
    Our deepest sympathy to his beloved family and may God bless you and comfort you. I will miss being called Magpie…

  6. Dawn Lingerfelt Oct 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Uncle Jack was one of a kind loved him .very much he will be dearly missed
    RIP Uncle JACK
    I love you

  7. Anolan and Guillermo Merino Oct 2, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Four years have passed since we know you and your beautiful family. The times we meet your father he always emanated simplicity and good humor. Now we know, through this obituary, about his extraordinary virtues as a parent and a citizen. We pray to God for his eternal rest.
    Anolan and Guillermo Merino

  8. Laura & John Oct 2, 2019 at 10:49 am

    RIP Uncle Jack: You were truly a great man, who was larger than life. He has left a wonderful
    legacy behind. We are so happy we just got to see you in September. Our deepest sympthay
    to Aunt Kay, Donna, Mark, Dana and Giada. We love you all.

  9. Doris Bayliss Oct 2, 2019 at 11:24 am

    So sorry for your loss

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