ABOUT THE SNOWMEN
Jack was married for 34 years to his High School sweetheart, Merry Carole Shane, who passed away in 1998 from Thyroid Cancer. They had three children, Michelle, J.T., and Stephanie and were proud grandparents to their eight grandchildren Erica, Olivia, Jake, Shane, Merry Madison, Lauren, Raquel and Jack Barclay. Sadly, Jack passed away on January 9, 2006, after struggling with complications from a staph infection; only nine months after his youngest granddaughter, Raquel, was born.
J.T. was a community leader throughout his distinguished major league career. In 1998, after he lost his mother to cancer, he adopted the American Cancer Society as his charity. While playing in San Francisco, he purchased twenty-five tickets to each home game to be used by cancer patients and underprivileged groups. As part of the “Snow Pack” program, he invited children who have been inflicted by cancer and their families to the ballpark each Sunday for a pre-game visit in the Giants dugout. J.T. was the team spokesman for CapCure, a program designed to increase awareness of and find a cure for prostate cancer. He also supported The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. J.T. lives in the Bay Area and works with the Giants as an on field instructor and also does T.V. and radio color commentary. J.T. enjoys golf, snow skiing, dirt bike riding, camping, and watching his seventeen-year-old son, Shane, play ice hockey, lacrosse, and baseball.