Jack Vanderburg

09/05/1962 — 11/12/2019

From Richland, WA | Born in Richland, WA

Jack Vanderburg


Jack L Vanderburg age 57 passed away at the life care center in Richland Washington on November 12, 2019. He was born September 5, 1962 in Richland Washington at Kadlec hospital. Jack is survived by his parents Wayne and Donna Vanderburg and his brother Robert Vanderburg. He is also survived by loving Aunts, Uncles and many cousins. Jack was preceded in death by his grandparents Lewis and Lenore Trousdale and Charles and Evelyn Vanderburg. Also preceded in death are Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Jack graduated from Richland High School in 1980, Columbia Basin College in 1982 and received a BA degree from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. in 1984. Jack played baseball and basketball in high school and basketball at CBC in Pasco, WA and Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. He was chosen MVP in basketball his senior year at Richland High School. He received basketball scholarships for CBC and Central Connecticut State University. After completing his Apprenticeship, he proudly became a Pipefitter with the Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 598 in Pasco, WA. Jack was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and for seven years and he fought a very brave and courageous battle. Jack lived most of his life In Richland, WA. He also lived in New Britain, CT, Boise, ID and Portland OR. Jack was an avid sports enthusiast and he loved fishing. Jack loved his family and friends so much. We are so blessed to have had him as a son and brother. We want to thank the staff at Kadlec Hospital and the staff at Life Care Center for the special care Jack received prior to his death. The many places he had treatment were UW and SCCA in Seattle, WA. He was also treated at Tri-City Cancer Center and Northwest Cancer Center. We thank them all for the kindness he was shown. We appreciate the SCCA House staff and accommodations provided during his treatment time in Seattle. We also want to thank everyone for the many ondolences we have receivedas we mourn our loved one. We will have a celebration of life later.


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  • December 3, 2019
    I was lucky enough to have spent my childhood growing up across the street from Donna, Jack and his brother Bobby.

    Jack was the big brother figure every boy always wanted.

    Jack was nothing less than a superhero in my eyes. This superhero wore the Green and Gold of the Richland Bombers and had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met.

    I have so many fond memories of Jack growing up, from watching him play basketball to the boxing matches he would referee between his brother Bobby and me.

    Jack was blessed with Hollywood good looks, intelligence, super-athletic ability, charm, a great sense of humor, and somehow had the ability to remain humble and grounded.

    Jack was the kind of guy that would take anyone under his wing and share his love and friendship. Jack never complained, made excuses or had a bad word to say about anyone.
    I can honestly say I am a better person for having known Jack and having had the opportunity to have shared moments with him in his life.

    I will miss you Jack

    Todd Carlson

    Colleen Mattox
    January 29, 2021
  • Jack was a good friend to me while we attended Col high: We graduated together and has many fun times: He was an awesome basketball player and was great to watch, I lost touch with him and was sad to hear he suffered and fought cancer: He gave it a brave fight: Class of 80 Bombers forever, Rest In Peace Jack🙏❤️

    Sheila Sites Davidson
    January 14, 2021