Jack Gyer died Aug. 1, 2012 at the age of 97 in Fresno.
Mr. Gyer was born Dec. 23, 1914 in Los Angeles.
He was a resident of Oakhurst for more than 50 years.
Mr. Gyer was co-founder of the Sierra Star newspaper and a curator of the Yosemite National Park Archives.
He was also instrumental in starting a number of clubs and organizations including the Positive Living Center, Sierra Chamber Singers, Sierra Lions Club, Vision Academy of the Arts, Sierra Historic Sites Association, Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst and the Oakhurst Petanque Club.
He authored a book titled "Yosemite, Sage of the Century," was a contributor to the Yosemite Association and was a strong supporter for building Yosemite High School.
Mr. Gyer was preceded by his wife, Jane Gyer, in 2004.
He is survived by daughters Michael Ann Rex, Deb Patton, Tina Johnson, and Robin Rodrigues; son Kenny Judd and his wife Denise; grandchildren Shaun Buchanan, Jared Judd, Terry Anderson, Brent Judd, and Heather Frazelle; and great-grandchildren Samantha Frazelle, Keylee and Ryan Andersen, and Ian and Hope Judd.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at New Community United Methodist Church in Oakhurst with Stella Pizelo officiating. After the ceremony, a reception will be held at the Positive Learning Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. #103, Oakhurst, across from Western Sierra Nursery.