obit: Gregory Miserak
Gregory was born August 29th 1938 in Jessup, PA to George and Anna Miserak and entered into HIS eternal kingdom on February 11th, 2013.
Gregory was a top high school football and baseball star and played second base for the 1953 VFW National Championship baseball team. Greg married Carmel Bifano in 1962 in Jessup, PA. Greg served his country in the US Army as a part of the Corps of Engineers and was stationed in Fort Devins, Mass. After discharge, the newly married couple moved to Elmira, NY to resume his job at Westinghouse. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Fairport, New York where Gregory began his 32 years of service at Xerox Corporation. After working full-time and attending night classes for 6 years, he earned his BBA from the University of Rochester in Mathematics. Through Xerox, Greg and Carmel moved to Plano, Texas in 1973 but also spent time in the late 1980's and 1990's in Redondo Beach and San Jose, California.
Gregory retired from Xerox in 1998 and moved to Lake Kiowa, Texas. He served as President of the Men's Golf Association and stayed active with golf, fishing, reading, gardening, and his growing number of grandchildren. He was active in Habitat for Humanity. He and Carmel traveled to almost every continent on earth over the years.
Greg was a people person and those lucky enough to have known him will tell you that he took the time to learn about their lives and activities. He was a gifted teacher and coach. He was most proud of his son and daughter and his five grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Anna (Senich) Miserak, and sister Ann Helene Cherochak.
Gregory is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carmel Miserak of McKinney, TX, son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Connie Miserak of Prosper, TX and daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Dan Farley of Allen, TX. Grandchildren Jake Miserak, Jantzen Miserak, and Jace Miserak of Prosper Texas, Brendan Farley and Cameron Farley of Allen, TX.
Services will be held on February 16th at 11am at Prosper United Methodist Church, 205 S. Church Street Prosper, TX 75078.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to support amyloidosis research:
http://www.amyloidosissupport.com/donations_form.html - this support group was so important to our family. The donations go towards fundraisers and grants by Mayo Clinic to raise awareness.
Ted Dickey Funeral Home of Plano is handling arrangements.