Jack Howard Lietzke passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 3, 2011, at his home in Los Angeles, CA.
He was born April 18, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas, the only child of Pete and Peggy Lietzke, and came west when his father drove for the entertainment industry.
After service in the US Navy, Jack enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a Teamster Driver, Transportation Coordinator and business owner. He worked with such notables as Walt Disney, Jack Warner, Audrey Hepburn, Admiral William Halsey and director William Wyler.
Jack honed his skills on countless shows, from “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza” to coordinating several Neil Simon movies and television series. He handled transportation work on the John Wayne feature “The Cowboys” and in the twilight of his career, he coordinated several Joel Silver projects that included films in the “Lethal Weapon” and “Die Hard” series.
Given the endearing nickname “Captain Jack,” he will be fondly remembered as a wonderful storyteller, sharing many of his experiences in the motion picture industry. Jack was a mentor to many and helped inspire people in the trade that he so loved.
Jack Howard Lietzke is survived by his wife LuJuan, his son Craig, daughter-in-law Judy, daughter Nicole, and grandchildren Brett and Ryan.