John "Jack" Boreck, 86, of 17 Van Buren St., died at 11:52 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 in WCA Hospital.
He was born Nov. 12, 1925 in Cassandra, Pa., one of eight children of the late Vasil and Paraska Krajnak Boreck and graduated from Lilly High School in Pennsylvania.
Jack was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.
After coming to Jamestown in 1954, he was employed by the Proto Tool Co., for 30 years until their closing. He then worked for Quality Markets for 24 years, retiring at the age of 84.
He was a member of Holy Apostles Parish, Ss Peter and Paul Church.
Jack enjoyed fishing with family and friends, especially his buddy Eddie Wendt. He belonged to the John W. Tiffany Post 53 VFW and the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association.
Surviving are five daughters, Jacqueline (Arthur) Jodon of Cresson, Pa., his caregiver Sheryl Boreck with whom he made his home, Michelle (John) Pacheco of Panama, Tina (Douglas) Stauski of Lilly, Pa., and Miriam (Raymond) George of Cassandra, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, Jerome Murray of DuBois, Pa., Brian and Scott Murray of Cresson, Robert McKeever of Jamestown, Holly McKeever of Lakewood, Lexy Jo Hebner, Monica Warren, Nichole Philbrick and Richard Philbrick all of Jamestown, Doug Stauski of Cresson, Nicholas Stauski of Portage, Pa., Sara Patz of Lilly, Raymond George of Pittsburg, and Venessa and Brandon George both of Cassandra; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Williams Boreck whom he married July 5, 1955 and who died May 9, 2000; and infant grandson, Timothy Stauski; grandson, John Morrell; three brothers, Michael, Joseph and Andrew Boreck; and four sisters, Julia Lansberry, Theresa Boreck, Mary Paladino and Ann Moore.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 31 in Holy Apostles Parish, Ss Peter and Paul Church. The Rev. Dennis W. Mende was celebrant. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 31 in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service was held at 1:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Holy Apostles Parish, Ss Peter & Paul Church, 508 Cherry St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701; or to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Jack at www.lindfuneralhome.com.