1934 – 2017

Jack is not only a Chair of Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV, but was also a founder of Homes 4 Families and an incredible supporter of our Veterans!

September 24, 1934 – September 14, 2017 Jack was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 24, 1934. After graduating from USC with a degree in Economics in 1956 he took his first step into the world of finance and real estate which led to his lifelong career as a home builder and real estate developer. As the founder and president of American Beauty Homes he played a key role in the development of the Santa Clarita Valley and opened the door to home ownership for many first-time home-buyers. Throughout his career he served in many leadership roles at the local, state and federal levels. Jack was appointed to the Board of the California Housing Finance Agency by Governor Gray Davis, serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee and was subsequently reappointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition to his many accomplishments as a home builder, his philanthropic work touched many lives. A lover of the arts, Jack gave his time, expertise, and support to numerous organizations dedicated to the arts, including: the LA County Museum of Art, the LA County Music and Performing Arts Commission, the Music Center, the LA Opera Company and the LA Opera League Speakers’ Bureau, personally delivering lectures on opera at schools, universities, senior homes and other civic organizations. He was also very active with Habitat for Humanity, serving as President of the Board of the SCV/SFV chapter. He was instrumental in creating Habitat for Heroes, which is dedicated to serving veterans. He is survived by his wife Doreen; her son and his wife, John & Claire Chastain; his children and their spouses Robin Shine; Joel & Lisa Shine; Susan & Michael Weber; Dan Shine; and their mother Loretta Shine; and grandchildren Jason, Megan, Cameron, Jeremy, Samantha, Katelyn, Brandon, Spencer, Blake, Patrick, Katie, & Emily. He was preceded in death by his parents Florence and Samuel and sister Stephanie. Funeral services will take place at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 19th at Hillside Memorial Park located at 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. A reception will follow at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SFV/SCV Habitat for Humanity www.humanityca.org or the College of the Canyons