John C. Tack

April 10, 1922 ~ February 5, 2016


John C. Tack, 93, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 5, 2016 at 8:55 p.m. at the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

He was born April 10, 1922 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late John Tack and Margaret (Snyder) Tack.

He was a graduate of Butler High School and attended Westminster College. John was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corp serving in the Pacific Theater in World War II. John was a partner in the family owned Excavation and Builder's Supply business and the sole owner of the Tack Lumber Company in Butler. He was the developer of the Garden Grove plan in Butler Township. John retired from Mine Safety Appliances in March 1984 after 17 years of service. He spent many years in the local youth baseball programs and worked with Habitat for Humanity. John was a avid wood hobbyist, enjoyed his family, extended family and traveling. He was a past member of the Butler Lions Club and the Butler Elks Lodge #170.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy L. Tack whom he married on February 3, 1945; one daughter, Barbara Bicker and her husband Russell of Slippery Rock, PA; three sons, John G. Tack and his wife Elaine of Middletown, OH, William B. Tack and his wife Donna of Hilliards, PA, and Jeffrey M. Tack of Kitty Hawk, NC; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, and two sisters.

There will be no public visitation.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church, 200 East North Street, Butler, PA with Pastor Tim Goodman of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Private burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.

Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc, 124 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001.



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