Robert J. Sarick, 88, of Emporium, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2013) at Guy & Mary Felt Manor with his loving wife at his side.
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He was born July 21, 1925, in Emporium to the late Joseph and Anna (Fritz) Sarick.
On April 23, 1955 in Austin, he married Josephine L. (Rotello) Sarick, who survives.
Mr. Sarick served in the Navy in WWII (1943-1946) and Korean War (1950-1954) as a Seaman and served on the USS South Dakota, the most decorated battleship of WWII; he was present in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1946 during the formal surrender of the Japanese Forces to the Allied Powers.
After returning from WWII, he graduated from Emporium High School in Class of 1948.
Robert was employed by the Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. for 35 years. He was a member of St. Mark's Church, where he served as lead usher and a lifetime member of Miller Raffaele VFW Post 6221.
He enjoyed the outdoors and especially golf, dancing and taking long walks around Emporium.
Surviving in addition to his wife Josephine Sarick, are four nephews and two nieces.
Mr. Sarick was preceded in death by four brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Michael and John (Sonny) Sarick; three sisters, Mary Wheaton, Anna Steele and Clara Graner; and two nieces.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth St., Emporium with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Visitation with Tribute Video will be at the Barnett Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the VFW Post 6221, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the donor's choice.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 2013
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