His Life


Jack Weglarz was truly a fisherman by definition as well as by the pashion he showed for it. What I know about fishing I owe to him and to this day pass along to my son Ty, so my Dad still lives through us in that way. I still think about the stories he told me through the years about fishing with his dad. The story that always comes to mind is Seabrook Lake in Canada. We had many fishing excursions through the years and always had a great time whether it was in Michigan, Tennessee or right here in Kentucky. Some of the most memorable trips were my Dad, Uncle Chuck and myself. There was also a trip with Uncle Dave on Lake Erie where a storm came in and it was pretty nerve wracking getting back to shore because of the swells. He is no doubt the best trout fisherman I've ever known. We often talked about going to Cave Run Lake in Morehead, Ky. to fish for muskies, and also a fathers/sons trip to Michigan, but it never worked out.


My Dad was an avid bowler for several years in the Paducah area where he bowled in several leagues. He was the captain of the Scrappers in the Union Carbide League which eventually became the Martin Marietta League. They won several championships including 3 years in a row. I had the pleasure of bowling with him in the Martin Marietta League for several years and those were some of the most memorable times we had together. My Dad used to tell me about a tournament at Cardinal Lanes in Paducah sometime in the late 60's or early 70's where he beat Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr. of the PBA. He was proud of that and everything the Scrappers achieved over the years.