John (Jack) J. Pegg, 91, of Danville, PA passed
away on Saturday May 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 30,
1928 in Danville, PA, the son of the late Francis G. and Emma (Ritter) Pegg.
He graduated from Danville High School in 1946.
Jack served his country in the United States
Navy, entering at age 17, and was a recipient of the World War II Victory
Medal. He served honorably on both US and foreign soils and seas.
He is survived by his devoted wife of over 70
years, Louise (Gabriel) Pegg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by
three children and their spouses: Carol (Pegg) and John Kuprevich, Kennett
Square, PA; John T. and Colleen (Ritter) Pegg of Danville; and Linda (Pegg)
and Christopher Phillips of Ferndale, Michigan along with eight
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and
nephews. John is also survived by two brothers and their spouses: Robert
and Sandra (Rowe) Pegg of Danville and James and Helen (Adams) Pegg of South
Williamsport, PA. John was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Keefer
and Mary Flick.
Jack retired from Merck & Co. Inc. in 1988
after over 37 years of service as a fire, security, and safety officer.
Jack also served as a part-time Danville police officer and as a fire
policeman for the community, worked in the meat department at A&P, and
delivered cement for Thomas Sand and Gravel.
He was a lifetime member of the Washies Fire
Company and served as Chief there for eight years before becoming the
Danville Fire Chief for two years. Jack was a very civic minded individual
and held Danville and its citizens near and dear to his heart. He was
instrumental, along with several others, in the organization and original
charter of the Danville Ambulance Association. He represented Danville
Fourth Ward as a town councilman for several years. He was a leader in the
civil defense strategies for the community. He volunteered with the
American Cancer Society and delivered daffodils for a long time. Jack was a
lifetime member of numerous civic organizations including the Loyal Order of
the Moose and the Fraternal Order of Elks. He was a lifetime member of St.
Joseph Catholic Church.
He enjoyed spending time with friends and
family, traveling, playing pinochle, watching sports including Bucknell
basketball, Nittany Lion football, and the former Baltimore Colts along with
the local high school athletic teams. He spent many happy times at Penns
Creek with life-long friends, Gus and June Livziey, as well as annual trips
to the beach and bay with many friends and extended family members,
especially Marge and Emil Hauser and Dolores Turner. In later years, Jack
spent numerous hours enjoying the view from his front porch while monitoring
the neighborhood activities.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a
Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM at
St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville PA with Reverend James
E. Lease as celebrant. Friends will be received from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
in the Saint Hubert Chapel within the St. Joseph church. Burial will be
held in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Danville PA. Military rites will be
accorded by the US Navy and the Montour County Veterans.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial
Contributions may be made to: any volunteer fire department, Danville Area
Ambulance Association, and the Thomas Beaver Free Library.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.