John M. "Sarge" Barac Jr.

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John M. "Sarge" Barac Jr., 90, Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born in Falls Creek, he was the son of the late John M. Barac Sr. and Claudia Ross Barac.
On Jan. 21, 1950, he married Dolores Flores Barac. She preceded him in death July 17, 2012.
John retired as Sergeant Major of Marines in the United States Marine Corps after serving our country for 30 years. He was the recipient of three purple hearts while serving during World War II, the Korean War, and two tours of Vietnam.
After his retirement, he, along with his beloved wife, owned "Sid's Sub Shop" on the corner of Main Street and Long Avenue for many years.
Sarge was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church where he helped with the polish festival for many years, and was a member of the William L. Dixon Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
He loved to go to the casino and play Bingo with his wife. He loved "scratchy" lottery tickets, and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and God children. He was cared for locally by his God daughter, Cynthia Frick.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Natalie Barac.
There will be no public visitation
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Kresinski as celebrant.
Full military honors will be accorded from the church by the members of William L. Dixon Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 25 Robinson St., DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be made to
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, is in charge of arrangements.
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Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium
211 S Main St
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2040
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Published in The Courier Express from June 25 to July 4, 2014
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