John J. “Jack” Biskup, 72, of 728 South Michael Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Penn Highlands Elk.

He was born April 17, 1945, in Latrobe, PA, son of the late Dr. George E. and Isabel Zink Biskup. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant Township High School, Class of 1962.  He then entered the Army and received his training to be an X-Ray Technician.  Jack was a resident of St. Marys since 1975 and served as Director of Radiology at the Elk Regional Medical Center, retiring in 2008 after 33 years of service.

On January 7, 1967, in Trauger, PA, Jack married Patricia L. Staschak, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Tracy Rusalem and her husband Toby of St. Marys; a son, John M. Biskup and his wife Stephanie of Elwood City, PA; four grandsons, John “Buckie” Biskup, Jacob Biskup, Joseph Rusalem, and Tyler Rusalem; two sisters, Dolores Stairs and her husband Victor of Penn Hills, PA and Janet “Dolly” Biskup of Latrobe, PA; two brothers, George E. Biskup, Jr. and his wife Jackie of Trafford, PA and James Bishop and his wife Carol of Greensburg, PA; and by a sister-in-law, Christine Biskup of Allison Park, PA.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Biskup; and by a brother, Michael Biskup.

Jack was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club and the Free Masons.  Jack was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener, and he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeff Noble, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery in Trauger, PA.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, River Walk Corporate Centre, Suite 441, 333 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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William R. Park, 74, of 282 Wild Goose Lane, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born July 22, 1943, in Baxter, PA, son of the late Levi and Alberta Brosius Park. He was a graduate of Brookville High School and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1965.  Bill was a retired employee of National Fuel, retiring after 33 years of service.

On August 1, 1964, Bill married Carol J. Smith, who preceded him in death on November 28, 1997. On January 16, 1999, he married Arlene Colaprete, who survives.

Bill is survived by a daughter, Sherrie Kahle of Brockport; two sons, Michael W. Park and his wife Robin and Eric R. Park and his girlfriend Jodi, both of St. Marys; seven grandchildren, Cassidy Kahle, Reina Kahle, Brenden Kahle, Kolton Kahle, Derek Park, Adam Park, and Karly Park; and by a brother, Dean Park and his wife Debbie of Brookville.

In addition to his first wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Donald, and Richard Park.

Bill was a member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church and was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Elks, and the Moose.  Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Good Shepard Lutheran Church at the St. Agnes Episcopal Church Facility, 209 North St. Marys Street, St. Marys, on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Bruce Burkness officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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