MOUNT JEWETT - Jack D. Safreed, 87, of 14 Oberg Ave., Mount Jewett, passed away Friday (Aug. 30, 2013) at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
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Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Beaver Falls, he was a son of John and Laura Best Safreed. On Aug. 13, 1983, at Lake Tahoe, he married Patricia Dinsmore, who survives.
Mr. Safreed was employed by the Bechtel Co. and was a millwright by trade. His work consisted mainly of building nuclear power plants.
During World War II, he served in the Navy Air Corps as a gunnery instructor. He was a member of the BPOE #329, Beaver Falls Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post #574 in Mount Jewett and Lebanon Lutheran Church. Also, he was an avid gardener and loved to spend time with his wife and enjoyed being with his dog "Reggie."
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Janet Safreed of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sons, Randy (Laurie) Safreed of Lake Elsinore, Calif., John (Joy) Safreed of Deland, Fla.; and Kevin Safreed of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including Rick (Shauna) Miller of Johnsonburg and Cheri O'Mara of Bradford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers; and one sister.
Friends and family may attend a memorial service at the Lebanon Lutheran Church in Kanesholm at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Theodore Benson, pastor, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mount Jewett Ambulance; Mount Jewett Volunteer Fire Department; or Lebanon Lutheran Church.
The Cummings Funeral Home Inc. in Mount Jewett is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com
Cummings Funeral Home Inc.
10 East Main Street
Mount Jewett, PA 16740
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, 2013