John Walter "Jack" Weglarz
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 18, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 7, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die." John 11:25 - 26

Jack Weglarz, 77, of Frankfort, Ky., formerly of Paducah, passed away on February 7th, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was retired from Martin Marietta and was a former member of St. Francis de Sales in Paducah, Ky. where he was involved in the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Frankfort. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was an avid trout fisherman and bowler. His strength of character, leadership and dedication to the welfare of others was honored when he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. Jack was preceded in death by his father Walter Fritz Weglarz and his mother Verna Weglarz. He is survived by his wife Judy McElroy Weglarz. He is also survived by his son Lee Weglarz and his wife Jill of Paducah and his daughter Paula Weglarz. He is survived by six brothers, Walter Weglarz, Jim Weglarz, David Weglarz, Tom Weglarz, Charles Weglarz and Ralph Weglarz as well as three sisters Lorraine Weglarz, Joanie Mirruzi and Dorothy Weglarz. He is also survived by his favorite grandson, Ty Weglarz of Paducah as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will be holding a private memorial service. Donations in memory can be made to the Franklin County Humane Society 1041 Kentucky Ave. Frankfort, KY 40601 or the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Francis de Sales of Paducah, Ky. or Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Frankfort, Ky.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lee Weglarz on 18th February 2016

"Happy Birthday Dad!"

This tribute was added by James Weglarz on 8th February 2016

"Hi Jack ,
Another year has past , and The Weglarz Family and Friends  are reminded  by your wonderful son , Leonard's , Forevermissed.com.
Website , that reminds , All of Us , to look back in time , in thoughtful memory  , of what a significant  role you had , in influencIng all your  Family Members , and Friends ! We All Thank You for the Love and Friendship you shared with us , and we'll never forget that !"

This tribute was added by David Weglarz on 7th February 2016

"Hi Jack, I want to let you know that your son Lee is a lot like you, all your brothers spent a week with him at Borden Lake.  It was like you being there with us.  That time is gone and maybe will never happen again or maybe it will . Memories fade but are always remembered when you least expect them.  You are missed by us all, I will never forget you and the times we went fishing together.  Love Louise and David"

This tribute was added by David Weglarz on 8th February 2015

"To remember our brother Jack, his son Lee and 5 of his brothers are going to Borden Lake.  We will fish, and play cards and talk about the big ones we caught and the bigger ones that got away. He will be there with us.   I used to have saying that I came from a family of ten children , six brothers and three sisters and that we were all alive and kicking.  Now there are only six brothers now.  One day in time our whole family will be reunited forever, but until then we will remember Jack the way he was in our memories of him.  We miss you Jack."

This tribute was added by Lee Weglarz on 7th February 2015

""My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him all good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy."
Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories"

This tribute was added by James Weglarz on 7th February 2015

"Time passes on , and You are missed Jack ... Four years have passed , and it seems like only yesterday , that we lost You !
I miss our phone conversations we use to have on a regular basis , and all the updates you gave me on your favorite hobby , Flea Market And Swamp Meets in and around Kentucky !  Memories never fade of the times that you and I went on our fishing adventures in all parts of the mid and upper lower Michigan rivers , streams , creeks , and ponds , that You knew so well , and shared with me ! We had great times , and the memories well up inside of me , of all that having an older brother to learn from , not only from a sport , but from your moral character ..
Thank You , for the years that you gave to me as a brother , a friend , and an outdoor companion !  That was truly the best gift you ever gave me !   Your disposition truly reminded  me of the father character ,The Minister Rev. Maclean , from the movie " A River Runs Through It ' , and the fathers  demeanor , in his lifes  beliefs , and in raising his two sons !  You were a blessing to have as a family member , and loved by All your Sisters and Brothers , and  especially Mom And Dad !
Your Never Forgotten , and Our Family is forever growing larger ,  in Heaven !"

This tribute was added by walter weglarz on 7th February 2015

"Another year has gone by that Jack has passed. My wife Michaeleen who passed on may 31 ,2014. Hope Jack and Mickey are sending thei r celebration with our Mom and Dads. All my love for Mickeys Mom and Dad also.  Love you Jack."

This tribute was added by Lee Weglarz on 19th August 2014

"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die." John 11:25 - 26"

This tribute was added by walter weglarz on 18th February 2014

"ANOTHER YEAR HAS PASSED AND WE ALL MISS YOU JACK. WE LOVE HOW YOU SET A WAY TO LIVE YOUR LIFE SO WONDERFUL AND SUCH A GOOD EXAMPLE IN YOUR CATHOLIC LIFE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR PRAYERS ALL THE TME.GOD BLESS YOU AND KNOW YOU ARE AT PEACE WITH GOD AND FAMILY IN HEAVEN."

This tribute was added by James Weglarz on 18th February 2014

"Well another year has passed , and family and friends are getting notices from ,    " Forever Missed ", reminding All Of Us , that we need to come and revisit the site , Your Son Leonard created for all of us who loved you , so much , to come and pay our respects to You !
I think that your totally at peace , being with Mom And Dad , and of Course , Surrounded by All Of Our Extended Relatives !  I Bet that all The Czarniks are Also  in your midst ! I remember most ,  all the nice things that you did for so many of your family members ,  and for friends , and also , many strangers , that we've never met !   R.I.P. Brother .........Forever Loved  And Dearly Missed !"

This tribute was added by Joan Miruzzi on 7th February 2014

"Dear Jack we still miss you! We cannot believe another year has passed. We know you are at rest now with Mom & Dad.  We still remember your last visit, how great it was to have all of us together.
We love and miss you always. Frank and Joanie"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Lambert on 18th February 2013

"Remembering Uncle Jack on his 80th birthday. My thoughts are with everyone."

This tribute was added by Joan Miruzzi on 18th February 2013

"Another year has passed, we remember you  and miss you! We visit your grave with Mom and Dad, glad you are at rest. Love you always. Frank and Joanie"

This tribute was added by Walter Weglarz on 18th February 2013

"ANOTHER YEAR AND WE MISS YOU JACK. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL BROTHER AND SON AND YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR PRAYERS. I REMEMBER ALL THE DAYS WE SPENT WITH DAD AND YOU AND THE CZARNICS WHEN WE SPENT A FISHING VACATION IN CANADA AT CHAPLEAU( LOON LAKE) BACK IN THE 50'S.
YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO FISH AND HOW TO RESPECT ONE ANOTHER AS CHILDREN OF JESUS CHRIST. YOU LED A GREAT LIFE"

This tribute was added by James Weglarz on 18th February 2013

"Well another year has passed since you left us , Jack ! Its hard thinking that you are no longer here to visit with , or get together with you for a family gathering .You are often in my thoughts and I think of the times we got out in the outdoors , or that I think of some the guys you hung around with ,  I remember :  Rudy Czarnik ,Joe Hernandez,Tony Kuchta , to name a few ! I Miss You ♥"

This tribute was added by James Weglarz on 7th February 2012

"Hello Lee ,
I to miss Jack and all the memories he's given me over the years. He's given me  guidance,  and friendship,  and an education in fly fishing . He and I fished all over Michigan , so many rivers ,lakes and streams ! We fished creeks that were barely two feet across in various places . We also fished "Sinking Creek " in Tennessee."

This tribute was added by Joan Miruzzi on 7th February 2012

"Hi Lee and Family:
Just wanted you to know we miss Jack too, and we remembered his anniversary. Aunt Lorraine had a memorial mass for Jack this morning which she was attending and we have a mass scheduled for him at our church. I know you all miss him terribly. It's hard to believe it's a year already. Our love and prayers to you all and Judy and Paula."

This tribute was added by Lee Weglarz on 12th February 2011

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.  The river was cut by the world's
    great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.  On some of the rocks are timeless
    raindrops.  Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.

    I am haunted by waters."


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