CUMBERLAND — Jacob “Jake” Phillip Pisarcik, 98, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Golden Living Center.
Born April 30, 1914 in Windber, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Sophia (Bielik) Pisarcik. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen (Pioli) Pisarcik; one grandson, Brian Pisarcik; one step-daughter, Leona, Cumberland; four sister and two brothers.
Jake was a Quality Control Inspector for Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains, where he served as an usher and Eucharist Minister for the Shrine of SS Peter and Paul. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 586; the VFW Henry Hart Post 1411 and the Moose Lodge 271 Loyal Order. A student of the Nancy Lepley Dance Studio, he was a ballroom dancer and the only male with the “Never Too Late Girls”. He and his wife enjoyed dancing the waltz with them.
Surviving are his wife, Edna V. Pisarick, DeHaven Road, Cumberland; his son, Dennis J. Pisarcik and wife Denise, Pennsylvania; and one grandson, Bradley Pisarcik, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by a stepdaughter, Carole A. Rollins and husband Bill, North Carolina; a stepson, Mark B. Hordeman, Ocean City; three step-grandchildren, Brian M. Rollins, Florida, Marisa F. Rollins, New York, and Scott Fertig and wife Julia, Kentucky; six great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Summer, Ronan, Raiden, and Sierra Fertig, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland (www.scarpellifh.com) on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Christian wake service will be held at 3:45 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus 586 participating.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Shrine at SS Peter and Paul with Father Bernard Finerty, O.F.M. Cap. as celebrant.
Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap.
Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Combined Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Gary Guyer, Ted Higson, Fred Higson, Nick Seeders, Michael McDermott and Colvin Athey.