John Jack Shatara

John “Jack” Saba Shatara, 79, formerly of 679 West Washington Street, Bradford, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife and daughter, at Bradford Manor.

 

Born on August 18, 1941, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Saba and Elizabeth (Saba) Shatara.

 

He was a graduate of Bradford Area High School where he served as the master counselor of the Masonic Temple.

 

After graduation, Jack attended George Washington University in Washington, DC. He returned home to run Ideal Dry Cleaners after the passing of his father Saba Jacob Shatara.

 

Jack served in the United States Army and was in the Reserves for several years. 

 

Jack worked at and later became sole owner of the James R. Evans Clothing Co. in Bradford. The store was 104 years old when he retired in 2007. He loved serving his customers.

 

Jack loved camping, coin collecting, and watching the Buffalo Bills. He was a great cook and baker, making the best chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. 

 

On March 31, 1973, in Bradford, he married his loving wife Brenda (Glady) Shatara, of nearly 50 years who survives. Together they have one daughter, Andrea Shatara of Boston, MA. He is also survived one sister, Miriam Blohm of Florida.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Barbara Shatara.

 

Family and friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Jack's Life at a later date and time to be announced.

 

Memorials in memory of Jack may be made to the SPCA.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

So sorry for your loss.
— Linda Barrile

Rest in peace my friend. Sympathies to his family.
— Bob Costanzo

Rest In Peace, classmate. You represented Main Street business for many Years.
— Downs Herold

Many fond memories of good times with Jack. Really one of the good guys.
— Pete Taylor

So sorry for your loss. Jack was one of the good guys. He will be missed.
— Tony Pascale

Rest in Peace my longtime friend. My sympathies to his family.
— Jim Pringle

I am very sorry to read of Jack''s passing. He was a great classmate and friend. My sincere condolences to his family.
— Sam Schaeffer

Rest In Peace old friend.
— Richard DeSantis

So sorry for your loss, sending my thoughts and prayers for the family at this difficult time.
— Diane Medeiros

So sorry for your loss, sending my thoughts and prayers for the family at this difficult time.
— Diane Medeiros

So sorry for your loss, sending my thoughts and prayers for the family at this difficult time.
— Diane Medeiros

Condolences

  • So sorry for your loss.

    — Linda Barrile
  • Rest in peace my friend. Sympathies to his family.

    — Bob Costanzo
  • Rest In Peace, classmate. You represented Main Street business for many Years.

    — Downs Herold
  • Many fond memories of good times with Jack. Really one of the good guys.

    — Pete Taylor
  • So sorry for your loss. Jack was one of the good guys. He will be missed.

    — Tony Pascale