John W. “Jack” Rearick, Jr., 93, of Connoquenessing, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 9, 2017 at his residence.
He was born October 6, 1923 in Connoquenessing, Pennsylvania to the late John W. “Jack” Rearick, Sr. and the late Margaret Mae “Peg” Lobaugh Rearick.
Jack retired from the Weld Dept. at Butler Armco in 1986, after 43 years of employment. He was an active member of Connoquenessing United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and served as a School Superintendent and Teacher for many years. Jack was also a member of Connoquenessing Volunteer Fire Department and the Butler Hunting and Fishing Club, where he was the Secretary. He served in the US Army during WWII and also in the Air Force Reserves, Jack served as a Boy Scout Leader and Explorer for many years, as an Assistant Manager for the Meridian Fife and Drum Corp., a PA Game Deputy for many years, and as Mayor of Connoquenessing when they built the new Post Office. When Mr. Rearick was younger, he played baseball, golf, and bowled, but he particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Rearick is survived by his three daughters, Barbara J. Hiles and her husband Charles of Butler, PA, Deborah K. Frederick of Butler, PA, and Lezlee S. Shulik of Connoquenessing, PA; three granddaughters; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Wendell L. Rearick and his wife Mary Lou of Butler, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean L. Hilliard Rearick, whom he married on August 28, 1946 and who passed away on March 10, 2017, and two brothers.
Per his wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
A combined memorial service for John W. “Jack” Rearick, Jr. and his wife, Jean L. Hilliard Rearick who passed away on March 10, 2017 will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation Western PA Chapter, Foster Plaza #11, 790 Holiday Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.