John Gilbert Hasak, 75, of Cape Coral passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle with a terminal illness. He passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. He was very proud to be from Pittsburgh and was an ardent Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He proudly served three years in the Army; he retired from Verizon (formerly GTE) after 26 years. He also retired from Lee County Government after 10 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and a proud union member every working day of his professional life. The highlight of his career was to provide telephone services to President Herbert Walker Bush. The first occasion was as vice president for a commencement speech at Texas A&M University and the second occasion was the president for a commencement speech at Texas A&M University. He was an avid bowler and fisherman. His attributes include always putting his family and friends before himself. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Silvia; sons, Michael and John Hasak and fiance Jacklyn Sweeney; daughter Millie (David) Prindle; two granddaughters, Adriana and Alexandria Prindle; sister, Dolores (Paul) Ruffing; five nieces and nephews; life-long friends, Bill Brown, Helen and Bob Brabon, Rudy and Zulema Garcia, Irene Giniat, William J. (Steve) Stevenson; and by his family of co-workers at Lee County Elections and his spouse's family of co-workers at the Lee County Department of Human Services.
John Gilbert Hasak
He was predeceased by his parents, John Stephen Hassick and Theresa Hassick; sister, Florence Oligher; and life-long friends, John Wilson, Bob Brumbaugh, Thurman Block.
Visitation will take place at Fuller Metz Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, Monday evening, Sept. 23, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will take place at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m..
If your preference is to make a donation, the family request donations in John's name to the Golisano Childrens Hospital.
Visit www.fullermetz.com to view John's Life Tribute and to leave a condolence for the family.