Alfred J. Pilarcik

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ALFRED J. PILARCIK SCHERERVILLE, IN Alfred J. Pilarcik, age 80, of Schererville, IN passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010. He was born July 3, 1930 in Whiting, IN to Martin and Helen (Polomcak) Pilarcik. He married Theresa Grish on February 14, 1957 and she survives. Mr. Pilarcik served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He played major league baseball for over 12 years. He played for the New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and ended his career in 1961 with the Chicago White Sox. Alfred was recently inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame. After baseball, he went into the teaching profession and taught at Lake Central High School for 33 years, retiring in 2001. Alfred is survived by his wife of 53 years, Theresa; daughter, Kathleen F. (Steve) Dautch; grandchildren: Elizabeth Caroline Pilarcik and James Martin Pilarcik; and sister, Rita Horynak. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Bernard and Marty . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Evangelist Church, St. John, IN on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM. The visitation will be at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Avenue, Schererville, IN on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Entombment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. For information call 219-365-9554.


Published in The Times on Sept. 23, 2010
Arrangements under the direction of:
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
8178 Cline Avenue | Crown Point, IN 46307 | (219) 365-9554
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