William J. Kirik Sr., 85, of Union City, died Friday, May 6, 2016, at UPMC Hamot following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late John and Anna Kucko Kirik.
Bill served as a sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He learned his automotive mechanic trade while in the service. He was an independent auto mechanic most of his life. He loved to tinker on any engine, large or small. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a longtime member of St. Teresa’s Church in Union City. He was also a member of the LeBaron Post 237, American Legion, John Krol VFW Post and the Union City Moose Club.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, George, John and Joseph Kirik.
Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Catherine A. Chundrlek Kirik. They were married on Feb. 11, 1956. He is also survived four sons, William J. Kirik Jr. and his wife, Adele, Robert J. Kirik and his wife, Rebecca, Bruce W. Kirik, all of Union City, and James D. Kirik of Canadohta Lake; three sisters, Antionette Ranyak, RoseMary Thomas and her husband, Donald, all of Union City, and Ruth Ramsdale and her husband, Lee, of North East; and two brothers, Mike Kirik and his wife, Candy, of Union City and Richard Kirik and his wife, Cil, of North East.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home Inc., 69 N. Main St., Union City, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave., Union City.
Burial with full military honors will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Union City.