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August 7, 2013

John (Jack) D. Hyland

MEADVILLE — John (Jack) D. Hyland, 82, of 20422 Hedgerow Court, Meadville, formerly of 8890 Hyland Drive, Guys Mills, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.

Jack was born in North Braddock on May 1, 1931, a son of the late Thomas and Agnes Green Hyland. On June 7, 1996, Jack married Mary Luciano Bloom; she survives.

He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.

Jack graduated from Scott High School, North Braddock, where he lettered in football, baseball and basketball and was co-captain of the football team. While at Scott, he was the recipient of the American Legion School Award for honor, leadership, scholarship, service and courage. He was a graduate of Slippery Rock and was the starting quarterback for all four years and captain of the football team his senior year. He did graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Indiana, Duquesne University and completed his master’s degree studies at the University of Slippery Rock.

For 10 years he was a biology and physiology teacher at the Greater Ferndale School system where he also was director of athletics, head football and baseball coach and assistant basketball coach. While at Ferndale, he supervised student teachers from Pennsylvania State University, served on the organization committee for the Pennsylvania Coaches Association and served on the Middle States Evaluation Committee of Public Schools in Pennsylvania. He then went to the Rochester School system where he taught biology and coached football and track. He was an officer in the Cambria and Beaver Counties Coaches Association.

Jack came to Meadville in 1968 and was a biology, health and physical education teacher, head football and swimming coach and assistant track coach for Crawford Central School District. From 1969 to 1974 he was a member of the University of Edinboro faculty, an advisor on health and physical education and on the football staff. In 1970, Edinboro won the football conference, state championships, ranked first in the East, third in the nation and won the Lambert Bowl for supremacy in the East. Jack returned to Crawford Central School District where he taught elementary physical education and was head football coach from 1975 to 1978. While teaching at Crawford Central, he supervised student teachers from Slippery Rock and Edinboro. He also was assistant football coach at Allegheny College for three years during this period. He retired from Crawford Central School District in 1993 after 36 years of teaching and coaching in the public schools and colleges in Pennsylvania.

In 1987 Jack was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Throughout his career he helped many students attend sports camps and sponsored softball teams. He coached Little League and was involved in starting the Little Gridders program. He always tried to help young people develop athletic skills. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Meadville Elks Lodge 219, and Taylor Hose.

He served on the Crawford County Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and was a committee member for the Community Athletic Project for renovation to Meadville’s Bender Field and development of the Barco-Duratz Athletic Complex. He was a member of the Invest in the Future committee for Crawford Central School District and was color commentator for WMGW broadcasts of Meadville Area Senior High School football. He enjoyed sporting events, golfing, hunting and following the Pittsburgh Steelers. He especially enjoyed time spent with his wife and best friend, Mary, family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Mary, of 17 years, Jack is survived by five children, Cynthia Wombacker and her husband, Carl, of Hermitage, Thomas Hyland of Thornton, N.H., Terri Coleman and her husband, Dan, of Meadville, Sandra Hyland of North Woodstock, N.H., and Michael Hyland and his wife, Pam, of Lincoln, N.H.; two stepchildren, Nancy Eldred of Smyrna, Del., and David Bloom of Meadville; 15 grandchildren, Erin, Lauren, Jaclyn, Alyson, Shannon and Jordan Wombacker, Megan Smargiasso and her husband, Craig, Shane Hyland, Kara Teasdale and her husband, Jess, Kelli Trenga and her husband, Vince, Kristin Kightlinger, Jennifer Craven and her husband, DJ, Brian Gildea and his wife, Kim, Christopher and Lindsey Hyland; five stepgrandchildren, Jaime Rafferty and her husband, Randy, Caleb and Colin Eldred, Mycaela and Tyler Bloom; four great-grandchildren, Santino and Blaine Trenga, Josephine Craven and Riley Teasdale; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Sarah, Nicholas and Nathan Rafferty, and Thomas Eldred; two sisters, Margaret Maniccia of Monroeville and Constance Nicholas of North Braddock; a sister-in-law, Jan Hyland of Hilton Head, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas, James and Dennis Hyland.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be conducted at 6 p.m. and an Elks service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville.

Interment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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