William Sarnak, 97 Dies in Pennsylvania

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William Sarnak, 97, died at Spring Village in Yardley, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 8. A memorial gathering will be held at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston tomorrow, Friday, June 5, beginning at 3 p.m. and concluding with the VFW service at 5:45 p.m. A memorial Mass will be offered at St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. Mr. Sarnak was born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania and had lived in Livingston for 60 years. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as a Technical Sergeant in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. Employed by RCA in Harrison as a tool and die maker for more than 30 years before the plant closed, Mr. Sarnak then worked at Schering Plough and JB Hanauer Securities before retiring. Mr. Sarnak was a member and Past Commander of VFW Post #2856 in Livingston and also served as District Commander in New Jersey. He served on the Livingston Memorial Day Parade Committee for many years and acted as Grand Marshal in 1996. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3533, a member of the Livingston Old Guard and a volunteer at the Lyons VA Hospital. The son of the late Joseph and Rose Sarnak, he was pre-deceased in 2013 by his wife of 70 years, Sabina. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and godchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Buddy Poppy Fund or Hope for the Warriors.
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