Jack Mason Culbertson

Jack Mason Culbertson, age 10, of Bangor, PA, a 5th grade student at Defranco Elementary, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving Parents, Grandparents and Godmother in the early hours of December 21st, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Jack was a wonderful big Brother to Max, 7, and Julie, 4. He loved to race his Quarter Midget all over tracks in PA and made many new friends in the racing clubs. Jack also volunteered during the Jacktown Steam Engine show in the Fall and Spring and loved all things Lego. Jack was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at age 6 1/2 and had been bravely fighting his courageous battles with Chemotherapy, Radiation, Stem Cell Replacement and MIBG Therapy for the past 3 1/2 years. His favorite places to visit were Walt Disney World, Barnegat Light, NJ, to his cousins in MA and his Grandparents in SC and, despite his illness, was able to travel to Alaska and cruise with Disney three times. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Bangor, PA, and he was also an honorary member of the Bangor Slaters Field Hockey team through the Angel Warrior program. He was a member of West End Quarter Midget Racing Association and Montgomery County Quarter Midget Racing Club. Survivors: Our sweet Jack is sorely missed and beloved by his parents Daniel and Rebecca of Bangor, PA, brother Max and sister Julie, Grandparents Daniel Sr. and Elsie Culbertson of Iva, SC and Dennis and Gloria Gilbert of Piscataway, NJ. Jack is also missed and cherished by his loving Aunt and Godmother Tracey and his Uncle Paul Mellor of Forks Twp, PA, Godfather Eric and his wife Roseanne Ward of Bangor, PA, Uncle Dennis Gilbert and Aunt Crystal of Middlesex, NJ, Aunt Sarah Gilbert of Piscataway, NJ. Aunt Denise Olexy of Anderson, SC and cousins Christopher, Matthew, Alexa, Marcus and Skylar, plus many Great Aunts, Uncles and second cousins who are all grateful to have Jack in their lives. Services: There will be viewing hours, Friday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl, PA. Interment will be private. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jacks name to Angel 34 Foundation, Dream Come True, Elle Foundation, Alexs Lemonade Stand or Cure Search, all care of the funeral home, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072.

Funeral Home

Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home
126 East Pennsylvania Ave. Pen Argyl, PA 18072-1620

Published in Morning Call from Dec. 25 to Dec. 27, 2012