|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1921|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2004|
POLAND - Edward Louis Pack, 83, known as "Chak" during his childhood, of Knollwood Ave., died Wednesday morning at his residence.
He was born Jan. 3, 1921 in Youngstown, a son of Michael and Anna Floch Pacek, and moved to Struthers in 1953.
A 1939 Chaney High School graduate, Mr. Pack graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a bachelor of science and received his teaching certificate from Youngstown College. He also received a master's degree in education and guidance from Westminster College.
He was a mathematics teacher in the Youngstown City School System at East High School, The Rayen School and Chaney High School. He then became a guidance counselor at The Rayen School and Adams JuniorHigh School for 32 years, retiring in 1982.
A veteran of WWII, Mr. Pack was an Air Force Lieutenant serving as a navigator on a B-17, bombing Berlin and other targets in Germany. His plane was shot down over the North Sea on the 24th mission. He survived three days on a raft before being rescued by the Germans. He then became a prisoner of war for two years until the war was over. After his discharge, he was a ticket agent on the Erie Railroad before attending college.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, Amvets, the Disabled American Veterans, Buckeye State Chapter No. 8 and Steel Valley POW Chapter No. 13 and was a life member of the Retired Teachers Association.
Mr. Pack leaves his wife, the former Beverly Ann McRill, whom he married Nov. 21, 1953; two sons, Richard (Susan) Pack of Boardman and Joseph (Judith)Pack of Canton; three brothers, William Pack of Warren, and Louis Pack and Victor Pacek of Youngstown; and five grandchildren, Courtney, Lindsey, Aaron, Jared, and Ryan.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bridget; and a brother, Dominic Pacek.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, where the Steel Valley POW Chapter No. 13 will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. followed by a Bible Vigil by the Youngstown Cursillo.
There will be prayer services Saturday at 10 a.m. at thefuneral home and a Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Steel Valley POW Chapter No. 13 at 104 Spring Garden, Youngstown, OH 44512-6567 or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Lake Park Cemetery
Plot: Sec 33 Lot 137 Gr 7
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Record added: Apr 20, 2009
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Sean Paul Murphy
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Uncle Ed, the family misses you - and I miss asking your advice on the stock market.|
Added: Apr. 18, 2010