John C. ?Jack? McCullough, 91, of Center Twp. passed away Sunday morning, June 3, 2012 at his residence.
A son of the late Martin Fredrick and Helen Inez (Rollman) McCullough, Jack was born on February 27, 1921 in Monaca where he was raised and attended high school.
A World War II veteran, Mr. McCullough served with the U. S. Army?s 70th Tank Battalion in the European Theatre of Operations as a medium tank crewman and participated in campaigns in Germany, Rhineland and Central Europe.
For the majority of his working career, Jack was a union carpenter and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 922.
He was a warrant member of the Monaca-Center Lodge No. 791, F. & A.M. and a longtime member of the New Castle Consistory and Syria Shrine. He was also a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Beaver and the Beaver Valley Wood Carver?s Club. He enjoyed fishing and boating at Pymatuning Lake and vacationing with his family at the beach. His leisure time was also filled with dancing, traveling and taking cruises.
Jack married the love his life, the former Peggy Ann Bell in the New Brighton Episcopal Church and together they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January 12, 2011. Two months later on March 27th , 2011, Peggy Ann passed away.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. McCullough was also preceded in death by two sisters and their husbands: Mary (Woody) Equals and Ella (George) Corless and his in-laws: Teddy Bell, Richard Bell, Gerald (JoAnn) Bell and Darlene Ponos.
He leaves a son, John C. McCullough, Jr. and two daughters: Nancy McCullough and Lori (Charles Fries) McCullough-Fries, all of Center Twp.; five grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Erika McCullough of Hillendale, FL., Taylor McCullough-Fries of Center Twp., Jennifer (Dave) Hilbert and Sarah (Jim) Jeffers, all of Burlington, N.J., and Christine Fries of Scranton; four great grandchildren, Aubrey, Christian, Jacob and Hailey.; a brother, Martin (the late Dorothy) McCullough of Center Twp., who was the best brother and friend anyone could have ever had. His in-laws, Robert (the late Helen) Bell of Lancaster, Earl (the late Beccy) Bell of Darlington, Harry (Elaine) Bell of Beaver Falls, Pauline (John) Liddle of Imperial, Susan (Vincent) Hamborsky of Mt. Pleasant and Emma (the late Richard) Bell of Beaver. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Mr. McCullough?s nephew, the Reverend Joseph Ryer will officiate.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park where full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit at 11:45 a.m.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the care Jack received to Dr. Patrick and Rose Sturm, the nurses and aides with VITAS Hospice, his brother, Martin, his niece, Mary Corless and nephew, Mike McCullough for all their help.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family has suggested VITAS Hospice, 235 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, PA. 15222.