January 1, 1924 - August 9, 2020
Alton- John “Jack” Scalese, 96 of Alton died at 9:18 am on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at his home. He was born on January 1, 1924 in Oil City, PA. to the late Joseph & Susan (Scarpetti) Scalese. He married Sara Moltz November 23, 1946 in Oil City, PA. at The Help of Christians Church on Nov. 23, 1946. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2001. He was a Pattern Maker for a number of years, Pattern supervisor and Asst. Foundry Superintendent for Worthington Corp. in Oil City, PA. until the plant moved its product. Jack spent 16 years at the Owens-Illinois Mold and Foundry operation in Alton as a quality Assurance Supervisor for the foundry and retired in 1983. He was a WW II Army Veteran. He served 3 years with the 11th Airborne Division Glider Troops, serving in 2 major campaigns in the Asia Pacific, Leyte and Manila. Jack was also a long time member of St. Mary’s Church and a lifetime member of the Alton VFW Post #1308 and served on the Ritual Team. Survivors include 3 daughters and spouses: Sara “Sally” L. Scalese of Alton, Suzie (George) Eich of Godfrey, Jan (Mike) Bucher of Godfrey; 5 grandchildren: Lissa Jacobs Sido, Ryan (Lisa) Jacobs, John (Katie) Bucher, Katie (Chris) Bucher Warren, Matt (Jenni Thaxton) Bucher; 9 Great Grandchildren; Jacob Sido, Kayli & Brianne Jacobs, Jack & Layla Bucher, Lindsay, Tessa, Burke and Campell Warren, and several nieces and nephews Besides his wife and parents, Jack was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James & Joseph Scalese, and 1 sister Ida Guzzo. Because of COVID 19, services will be private. Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey with full military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to the VFW Ritual Team. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.
Alton- John “Jack” Scalese, 96 of Alton died at 9:18 am on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at his home. He was born on January 1, 1924 in Oil City, PA. to the late Joseph & Susan (Scarpetti) Scalese. He married Sara Moltz November 23,... View Obituary & Service Information
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