Jack A. Mecca
Jack A. Mecca, 64, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on May 22, 2014 after a long and courageous fight against cancer.Born April 28, 1950 in Ridgway, he was the son of the late Betty J. (Mecca) Duffee and Charles Mecca. Jack was a 1968 graduate of Ridgway Area High School and completed his education at the Pittsburgh Aeronautical School of Technology.In 1971, Jack married Mary M. Calla of Johnsonburg and the couple relocated to Florida where they started their family. In the late 1980s, Jack's career expanded to real estate development and construction, which he actively engaged in until his diagnosis in November of 2012.Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed many outings with his sons, nephews and grandchildren. He loved the Lord and his family, felt blessed to have eight grandchildren and delighted in the many family trips and memories that were shared over the years. Jack was also a longtime active member of Morningside Church.He is survived by his wife Mary (Calla) Mecca; two sons, Dennis and his wife Danielle (Shrader) and their daughters Abigail, Kendall, Sheridan (Sugar), Faith and Demi; and Ryan and his wife Laurie (Krumfolz) and their children Riley, Kirsten and Grace, all of Port St. Lucie, Fla.Also surviving are two sisters, Faye (Karl) Pulvermuller of Havana, Fla., and Donna Fox (the late James Fox) of Fairview; an aunt, Kathryn Fornal of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Jack A. Mecca on Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at Morningside Church, 2180 S.E. Morningside Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34952.Memorials, if desired, may be made to Morningside Church at the above address; Treasure Coast Hospice at 5000 Dunn Rd., Ft. Pierce, Fla. 34981; The Worship Center Building Fund at 10698 U.S. Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34952; Abundant Life Ministries Building Fund at P.O. Box 1349, Stuart, Fla. 34995; or charity of choice.