Obituary Notice: Jack S. Wilkinson Sr.

Jack S. Wilkinson Sr., 77, of Winburne died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Born July 5, 1937 in Osceola Mills, he was the son of the late Carl L. and Mildred Myers Wilkinson Saggese.

Mr. Wilkinson was an active member of the Winburne Presbyterian Church.  He was an elder and in the choir.

He worked for PennDOT and the former General Cigar; he was a supervisor for the former Piper Aircraft. He also owned and operated the Wilkinson Gas & Grocery Store, Munson.

Mr. Wilkinson was vice president and a member of the Cooper Township Municipal Authority. He was also a Cooper Township Supervisor from 2000-2006.

He was married to Shirley A. Simcox Wilkinson on Jan. 11, 1958 at the Winburne Presbyterian Church. She survives in Winburne.

He’s survived by one daughter, Kim E. (Richard) Sabol of Morrisdale and two sons, Jack S. Jr. (Karen) Wilkinson of Forest and Shawn Wilkinson Sr. and his fiancée, Amanda Rummel of Hawk Run.

Mr. Wilkinson is survived by two sisters, Edith (Harold) Lansberry of Morrisdale and Shirley A. (James) Moslak of Munson; one brother, Carl E. (Georgianna) Wilkinson of Lanse; one brother-in-law, James E. Simcox Sr. of Winburne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He’s also survived by 14 grandchildren, Krystal (Jason) McMillen; Brandye (Mike) Vereshack; Kelli Wilkinson (Derick Jones); Michele (Anthony) Miller; Shawn Jr. (Chelsea) Wilkinson and Christopher Wilkinson, both of whom he raised; Daniel Wilkinson; Hayley and Carly Ames; Brandon, Elisha, Shawn Christopher, Charles and Victoria Wilkinson and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilkinson was preceded in death by his nephew, Charles James Wilkinson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Winburne Presbyterian Church with the Lay Ministers Gary Jewart and Martha Bloom officiating. Burial will be in the Winburne Presbyterian Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winburne Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 397, Winburne, PA 16879.

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