John Mescavage Jr.

John J. Mescavage, Jr.
John (Jack) J. Mescavage, Jr., 74, of Northampton, lost his very courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis on March 12, 2013. Born in Shenandoah, PA, he was the son of the late John J. Mescavage, Sr., and Elizabeth A. (Czerkan) Mescavage. He served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962 and attended the Naval electrical school in Great Lakes Michigan. He spent his naval years aboard the heavy cruiser USS Newport News. After the Navy, Jack became a member of IBEW local # 375 in Allentown and worked in the electrical construction trade for 34 years. Jack used his skills to build many of the buildings and industrial facilities we still rely on today.He loved golf and was a long time member of the Willowbrook Duffers Golf League in Catasauqua. In his younger days, he was an avid outdoorsman. After retirement, he was a member and regular attendee of the Northampton Recreation Center and thoroughly enjoyed the company of the friends he made there.He was a man of faith and member of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church in Northampton. He loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed the company of his many friends. He was truly a Jack of all trades, able to fix or build anything. He provided a wonderful home and life for his family and will always be lovingly remembered for his good sense of humor, incredible work ethic, and generosity. Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betsy); son, Gary and wife Meg and their three daughters, Abigail, Hannah, and Rebekah; daughter, Lisa Mescavage Frick and husband, and son, Brad; brother, Robert and wife Marie; sister, Justine Gunoskey and husband Robert, and sister, Barbara Salvadore and husband Joseph. Jack and Betsy celebrated 47 years of marriage on July 24, 2012. Services: Public Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Green Meadows at Fountain Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date TBD. Contributions: Donations are being accepted in lieu of flowers, to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611. www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.

Published in Morning Call from Mar. 14 to Mar. 16, 2013