The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

July 16, 2010

John ‘Jack’ A. Wilson

Local clubs member, officer owned businesses

---- — John “Jack” A. Wilson of 404 N. Oakland Ave., Sharon, formerly of Tanglewood Drive, Hermitage, passed away peacefully at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday (7-13-10) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. He was 79.

Mr. Wilson was born May 7, 1931, in Sharon, a son of Allen and Mary Doss Wilson.

A lifelong area resident, he was a 1949 graduate of Sharon High School and attended Grove City College.

Mr. Wilson began his career as the branch manager in the Sharon office of the former Pittsburgh Gage and Supply Co. He later owned and operated the former Fischler Plumbing and Supply Co. in New Castle and the former Sheffield Manufacturing Co. in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Jack was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon. He was a lifetime member of Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 103, Sharon, where he served as a trustee; a member and past president of the former Sharon Country Club; and a former member of the Sharon Social Fishing Club on Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada.

As a Free and Accepted Mason for 49 years, he belonged to Lodge 810, Hermitage.

His wife, the former Patricia Ann Morgenstern, whom he married Nov. 27, 1953, passed away Dec. 11, 1981.

Surviving are: a special friend and companion, Norma Millison, Sharon; two daughters, Susan D. Sullivan and her husband Mark, Erie; and Carol Ann Moretti and her companion Jay Laskey, Hermitage; a son, John A. Wilson Jr., M.D., and his wife Marian, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and six grandchildren, 1st Lt. Andrew Sullivan, El Paso, Texas; Kyle Sullivan, Erie; Jake and Megan Wilson, both Winston-Salem; Christopher Moretti and his wife Ionica Mija, Youngstown; and Jessica Moretti, Indiana, Pa.

He also leaves: a stepgranddaughter, Nataly Laskey; a sister, Dottie Bonta and her husband Nick; and two nieces, Linda Comninos and her husband John; and Cindy Nicoloff and her husband David, all Hermitage; and several great-nieces and -nephews.

Besides his wife, Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Steven Moretti.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Stephen Comninos Foundation in care of Shenango Valley Foundation, 33 Chestnut St., Sharon, PA 16146; or American Cancer Society, 3208 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105.

WILSON

John “Jack” A., 79, of 404 N. Oakland Ave., Sharon, formerly of Tanglewood Drive, Hermitage.

Calling hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today (7-15-10) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may send condolences by visiting our website at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

Service: Funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday (7-16-10) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dominic Verdell, associate pastor of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage, officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.

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