Remembering Jack Wilson

“This is the true joy of life. The being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap, the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”

(Jack's favorite quote)
— from George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman


    •  Jill Stabenau (Jack's sister)
    •  Carmen Silva
    •  Jan Houbolt
    •  Mark Freeman
    •  Elizabeth Almen Martin
    •  Suzanne Ecker
    •  Evan Kaltschmidt
    •  Andre Rorsch
    •  Jo-Anne Rosen
    •  Dennis Strong
    •  Lastri Trimiharjo
    •  Rachel Wohl
    •  Amanda Zinn
    •  December 17, 2011 memories of Jack
    •  Miscellaneous remembrances

Photo Gallery

In Jack's Words...

Empowering Women to
Fight Poverty (PPMK)

Jack in a reflective mood, Frederick Street, ca. 1978

Jack "Joaquin" Wilson, ca. 1976, Frederick Street, San Francisco


    This site is a work in progress. Email any memories or photos of Jack Wilson (aka The Wok) to jo [at]