2012-08-16 / Obituaries

John ‘Jack’ Way

August 10, 2012


John Way John Way John O. “Jack” Way, 84, of Sugar Run, PA passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side.

“Poverty Hollow” in Hollenback will be missing one hardworking man. John “Jack” Way is heading for a much needed rest after working hard for his family and friends. Whenever he was asked his birthday, he would just smile. He was born April 1, 1928. Everyone will remember Jack’s gruff tone and kind heart.

Born in Sugar Run, he was a son of the late James Vincent Way and Fedora Sutton Way.

He spent 57 wonderful years on the family farm with his wife, Lucretia Huffman Way. Lucretia and Jack’s dog Lily continue to keep the home fire burning.

Those having learned where there’s a will—there’s a “Way” are son, Richard Way, Sr. of Alba; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Wayne Bogovich of Silver Spring, MD and Esther and Thomas Potts of Wyalusing.

Those believing he could fix anything are his eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His surviving angels are: sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Pete Puterbaugh of Friendsville, Linda and Dan Puterbaugh of Rome and sisterin law, Louise Way of Wyalusing, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilmot. He enjoyed farming, hunting and refinishing furniture. In his younger days, he also enjoyed polka and square dancing. He loved family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers, George Way, James Way and Stanley Way; sisters, Grace Bell, Florence Hauck, Viola Irvin, Alfretta Bloom, Marian Knapp, Margaret Kunzman, Beulah Stevens, Elsie Harmic, Esther Dyer McCarty and Bernice Thomas.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 13, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Deane S Shively officiating. Interment was in Wyalusing Cemetery.

Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614, or the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Tony Turner, 9 Tony’s Lane, Sugar Run, PA 18846.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com.

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