Born: January 13, 1927 in Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 21, 2020 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
Martin Jurick 1927 - 2020
Martin (Marty) P. Jurick, 93 of Lansdowne, PA, (previously Villas, NJ) passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Delaware County Memorial
Beloved husband of Helen P. Jurick (nee Williams/Reichner) and the late Catharine E. (nee Kelly). Devoted father of Kathleen Barbuto (late husband Joseph), Anna Alton (Ray), Joanne Leaver, Martin ‘Rick’ Jurick, Jr. (late wife Maryellen ‘Cissy’), Paul Reichner (Bobbie), Debbie Kenney (John) and John Reichner. He is survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and loving nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
Marty was a World War II Veteran serving in the US Army. He was an avid sports aficionado during his entire lifetime and for one season in the ‘40s played with the Buffalo Bisons Minor League baseball team. Life took him in another direction, and he joined the US Army Corps of Engineers (Fort Mifflin) where he retired after 35 years of service and afterwards was a driver for Macar Auto Supply in Drexel Hill for 30 years.
Throughout his life he was an avid reader and history buff who enjoyed woodworking and restoring religious sculptures.
He was known as a caring, giant of a man, who loved people and most of all, life!
Martin was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Drexel Hill, PA.
Funeral mass and interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cape May, NJ will be announced after the New Year.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia or the American Cancer Society in his name.