A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish for John J. “Jack” Dick, Sr. John passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, September 2, 2018, at his home.
He was born April 2, 1934, in Youngstown, the son of John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Toporcer) Dick.
He was a graduate of South High School, where he was selected to the Vindicator All-City Football Team.
He retired in 1996 from Wean United, where he was plant production manager.
He was a former member of the Austintown Park Board. John was elected to the Austintown School Board in 1973 and served until he retired in 1996 to spend his winters in Fort Myers, Florida, where he enjoyed fishing on the “Poppa Jack’s” boat with his sons and grandchildren.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
John was a proud member of the Austintown Touchdown Club and was a faithful follower of the Austintown Fitch football teams, where he had season tickets for over 50 years.
He was a longtime member of Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. John especially enjoyed golfing with his sons and his Wednesday night guys. His favorite times were spent with his family on vacations at the beach.
John leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 67 years and high school sweetheart, Beverly Pettit; four sons, John, Jr. (Shirley), Tom (Lou Ann), Bob (Renee) and Jim (Stephanie). He was a loving grandfather to ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, including his newest great-grandchild, Millie Jack. He also leaves 15 nieces and nephews who adored him.
John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James J. Dick.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel and again from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Thursday, September 6, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, where a Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, September 4 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.