Carey Jacquelyn “Jack” Athey, 86, of Roscoe, PA, died Saturday, October 26, 2019.
He was born Saturday, April 8, 1933, in Bayard, VA, a son of the late Carey Garland Athey and Rebecca (Dodson) Athey.
Jack proudly served in the U.S. Navy; he retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after twenty years of service. He served an additional 10 years in the Navy Reserve. His second career was at the Dowell J. Howard Vocational-Technical School in Winchester, VA where he taught electricity and electronics for 25 years.
Jack was a member of Roscoe American Legion Post 801 and the Front Royal Moose. He was also an active member in the Winnebago International Travelers Club for more than 30 years.
He loved to watch his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren participate in their various athletic activities. He was active in youth sports, coaching, officiating and refereeing.
In addition to his parents Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Rodgers Athey (1999); sisters, Helen Jenkins and Dorothy Nance; sister-in-law, Marico Athey and brothers-in-law, Lane Greene and Edward Rodgers.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 16 years, Phyllis Athey; three daughters, Theresa Athey of Erie, PA, Jackie Kotowski and husband Steve of Fredericksburg, VA, and Dona Keith and husband Larry of Beaumont, TX,; two stepchildren, Robert Schmidt and wife Cindy of Roscoe, PA, and Diane Martin and husband Wayne of Roscoe, PA; brother, Virgil Athey, Robert Athey and wife Barbara, all of Front Royal, VA; sisters, Roberta Greene and Loretta Bowen and husband Randolph. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter and brother-in-law Robert Moses Rodgers II.
Family and friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm the hour of service with Rev. Rod Johnson, officiating.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Roscoe American Legion, 520 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe, PA 15477 or California Youth Baseball C/O Shaun Rice PO Box 185, Coal Center, PA 15423.
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