Jake E. Rech

April 28, 1953 - Nov. 4, 2020

Jake E. Rech passed away on Nov. 4, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz.  He was born in Basin, Wyo., on April 28, 1953, to Barb and Ed Rech as their first child.  Jake graduated from Greybull High in 1971.  He was Greybull’s first state champion wrestler.  

For the last several years, Jake worked as an electrical engineer on an international team based in Japan that brought high-speed rail to Taiwan. Jake began his electrical career in Wyoming as an apprentice electrician which led to multiple degrees and work on projects throughout the United States and abroad.   

Jake loved to explore new places and cultures.  His passports overflowed with visas from travels throughout the world.  Jake was kind, generous, and able to contribute whatever a situation called for, especially warmth, authenticity, assistance and a welcome joke. His pleasant personality was contagious to all he met.

Jake was preceded in death by his brother, Jock, and his parents, Barbara and Ed.  He is survived by his wife Sonia of Tucson, Ariz., and sister Julie of Thornton, Colo.  Services will be held at a future date.