Jacob "Jack" Zerchak, 76, of Simpson, died Thursday at Mid-Valley Hospital, Peckville. His wife, the former Gertrude "Trudy" Dovin, died in 2011.
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Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late John J. Zerchak and Anastasia "Tille" Pokula Zerchak Supancik. He attended Fell Twp. High School and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Jack was employed by Pepperidge Farms and then held a Thomas' English Muffin franchise. He retired from Farview State Hospital, Waymart.
He retired early to devote time for the next 27 years to care for the love of his life, Trudy. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of St. Michael's Church/St. Rose Parish.
Jack is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Cheryl and Donald McDonough, Waymart; and Darlene and Michael Galinsky, Carbondale Twp.; five grandchildren, Desiree McDonough and fiance, Mark Diltz; Donald McDonough and wife, Tiffany; Michael Galinsky and wife, Kelly; Keith and Randy Galinsky; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Monday from the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson. Interment with military honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson.
Friends may call Sunday 3 to 7 p.m.
For directions or condolences, visit www.scotchlas funeralhome.com.
Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc.
621 North Main Street Simpson, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 4, 2014