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John J. Polak, Jr.

July 29, 1928 — May 20, 2019

John Joseph Polak, Jr. of Morrisville, PA died peacefully on May 20, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Eileen F. (Glynn) Polak and cherished Stepfather to Craig J. Compton (Rebecca) and Virginia E. Cyphers.  Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the youngest of five children. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary (Shina) Polak and his four siblings, a brother Stanley, and three sisters, Helen, Lottie and Florence.

John was an excellent athlete, he played baseball, basketball and football in grade school, high school and college. He excelled in Football in both High School and College and received PA state level recognition and awards. After graduating from High School, John enlisted in the United States Navy and served two years on the U.S.S. Little Rock. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, John attended California University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a teaching degree in 1952.

John was hired by United States Steel to work in management for the Galvanized division at their Fairless Works facility. He worked with U.S. Steel from 1953 to 1983 at which time he retired. John enjoyed watching his favorite Philadelphia sports teams (especially the Philadelphia Eagles), golfing, was very talented and skilled and enjoyed working on many different types of projects but above all else enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 201 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, PA on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Burial with honors will follow in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 201 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville, PA (www.hooperfuneralchapel.com).

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