John J. "Jack" Olek Jr.

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

John J. "Jack" Olek Jr., 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 25, 2019. He was born March 13, 1930 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John J. Olek Sr., and the late Sophia (Sherwin) Olek. Jack was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and was a retired Supervisor of Budgets and Statistics at Duquesne Light Co. He was a graduate of Duquesne University. Jack loved his vegetable garden, planting flowers, working around the house, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates.

 He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Midge" (Babyak) Olek, sons, David J. (Lisa) Olek of Victor, NY and Daniel R. Olek of Fairport, NY, daughter, Kathryn (Fred "Corky") Donatelli of Ross Township, grandchildren, David, Devin, Lauren and Derick, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Westman and brother, Richard Olek. Friends are welcome Friday, March 29, 2019 from 2 pm-4 pm and 6 pm-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 am in Corpus Christi Parish. Interment will follow in Corpus Christi Cemetery, White Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at 412-261-5040. The family would also like to thank the wonderful home health care workers and the staff at Bayada Home Health Care. Condolences may be made at

Originally published March 26, 2019.

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