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Jerry Orsak, Jr.

June 10, 1950 — January 19, 2023

Jerry F. Orsak, Jr.

June 10, 1950 ~ January 19, 2023

Jerry F. Orsak, Jr., 72, of East Bernard, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2023. He was born on June 10, 1950 to the late Jerry and Mary Ann Kutach Orsak, Sr.

Jerry was raised in East Bernard, attended Holy Cross Catholic School, and graduated from East Bernard High School.  He later attended and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.  He began working for WKM in a lab as a metallurgist.  Later in his career, he worked for Dorian Tool in Hungerford.  He married Joyce Ann Hadash on October 14, 1972 and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, solitaire, sudoku, crossword puzzles, watching westerns, and trying his luck with the Lotto.  In a 5th grade contest, he won $5.00 and the town later adopted his slogan: “East Bernard, A Good Place to Live”.  He was a devout Catholic and member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jo Mican and brother-in-law Michael Mican.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Orsak, daughters, Christy Smaistrla and husband, Ron, Angela Orsak, son, Matthew Orsak and wife, Kandace, sister, Debbie Orsak, brothers, Allen Orsak and wife, Leona, Pat Orsak and wife, Stephanie and Ronnie Orsak and wife, Wendy, grandchildren, Andrew Arceo, Ethan Smaistrla, Landon Krenek and Logan Krenek.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Reverend Charles E. Otsiwah will officiate the Funeral Mass which will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard.  The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in East Bernard.  Lunch will be served thereafter at the Holy Cross CCD building.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, PO Box 1325, East Bernard, TX 77435. 

 

Condolences may be left for the family at www.whartonfuneralhome.com

Services under the direction of

Wharton Funeral Home

515 E. Boling Hwy.

Wharton, TX 77488

(979) 532-3410


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, January 26, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 26, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

Koym Street, East Bernard, TX 77435

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