Jack LeGate Mohler passed away peacefully on Monday April 3, 2023, at 73 years old, surrounded by his loving family.
Jack was born on March 29, 1950 in Watonga, Oklahoma to Barbara and Jack Ethington. After the divorce of his parents, his family moved to Salinas, California and he attended North Salinas High School where he played football. He was adopted by Robert Mohler when his mother remarried. At 17 years old he joined the US Army and spent time stationed at Ft Bragg, North Carolina and then a year in Korea, where he was the youngest tank commander. Upon his return home, he worked along side his father, Bob Mohler at Salinas Automotive on Abbott St as a mechanic for 25 years.
He then changed careers and became a correctional officer at Soledad prison/Salinas Valley State prison for 20 years where he stayed until he retired as a Sergeant.
He was a beloved Coach and was the absolute best dad ever. He coached years of Salinas Bobby Sox softball and took the time to really work with the girls to help them be the best they could be. He was a patient, kind, generous and thoughtful man, who always looked after everyone else.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and Barbara Mohler, his brother, Thomas (Laurie) Mohler and his 5 daughters, Mary Rebecca (Michael) Bedient, Shelly (Robert) Carbajal, Amy Mohler, Jennifer (Larry) Hazen, and Leslie (Ryan) Schaad, nine grandchildren, Jessica Wally, Jacqueline Bedient, Roxy Carbajal, Roland Carbajal, Kaila Govan, Sadie Blees, Jennessa Smith, Ryder Hazen and Jax Hazen.