Jack S. Dill
June 2, 1962 - March 8, 2010
Jack S. Dill, age 48, of Freedom, died Monday, March 8, 2010 at his home. Born June 2, 1961 in Meadville, he was son of the late Charles & Shirley (Wygant )Dill. He was a 1979 Meadville Area High School graduate and a graduate of the Harrisburg Area Community College School of Auctioneering. Jack had a lifelong love collecting antiques even digging in dumps for old bottles when he was ten years old. For the past 17 years, Jack was the President of J.S. Dill Auctions Inc, in Zelienople. He had a passion for life, adventure, family and his Great Danes, Zander & Lola He is survived by his partner, Bob Hanks of Freedom; 2 sisters Pamela Fickes & her husband, Jack of Pittsburgh, Bonnie Young & her husband, Walter of Meadville; 4 nephews Todd Young and Justin Young, both of Meadville, Brian Fickes & his wife, Lisa of Virginia Beach, VA, Marc Fickes & his wife, Elizabeth of Pittsburgh; one great nephew, Nathan Fickes of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received 2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday March 12th at Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, March 13th at Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church, 123 N. Pittsburgh St., Harmony with Rev. Timothy J. Sweet, officiating. Everyone, please meet at church. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Animal Rescue League of Western PA 6620 Hamilton Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Funeral Information


Boylan Funeral hHome 324 E. Grandview Avenue Zelienople, PA 16063 2-4 & 7-9PM, Friday, March 12, 2010


Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church 123 N. Pittsburgh St. Harmony, PA 16037 11 AM, Saturday March 13, 2010 Everyone, Please meet at the church


Greendale Cemetery Meadville, PA Saturday Interment is private for family only.

Patty Radford

Bob & Family Jack was one of a kind. A wonderful friend. I loved to joke with him. He will be missed alot. RIP Jack. Love Patty,

Theresa Dill

This is just all unreal. I still can't believe Jack passed on. He was just too young. I'm sure He is with His Mother and Father now. I'll pray that Bob, Pam, and Bonnie get through all of this. This must just be so hard. I can't even imagine what you guys are going through. Love to all of you, Theresa

Brenda Rudler Martin & Family

With Jack rests many of my fond childhood memories! God Bless all of Jack's family. He will be greatly missed. We all know he rests in a more peaceful place we can ever imagine. Rock on my good friend.

Darlene Klobchar

Jack has touched my heart in so many ways. The memories are special and timeless. To not see him again and tell him how much I care about him hurts deeply. I will miss his humor, his laugh, his expertise. I will miss Jack forever.

Vicki Landis Decaro

Bob you are in my heart at this time. I love you both like family. Jack was allways an inspiration to me. Just remember he will always be in our hearts and I hope that he pokes us with his humor and sprit daily. I look forward to his spirt touching my life daily till we can fly together. All my love and tears, Vicki

carol and dan walker

we are shocked and so very sad. Jack had so many many years ahead of him, he was smart, successful and we loved his sense of humor. Jack will be missed! Our deepest sympathy to his family and Bob, please know Bob we are thinking of you, and we are here for you always! God bless.

David and Emily Hunter

Jack was a GREAT friend and neighbor. He was always upbeat and carefree. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A R B Y D A R

Dawn Metzler -Bailey

Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I knew Jack from our high school days and growing up on Franklin Pike. I will always remember the fun times we had hanging out and the way he could make anyone laugh. He will be missed by so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dawn Metzler-Bailey

Seneca Shongo

Jack so saddened by your passing...will miss you very much...will never forget our trip to NYC for "The Amway Convention" AR~BEE~DAR !

Melody Reichel Ferry

Pam, Bonnie and families, What a shock to hear of Jack's passing. You know Charlie and Shirley were there to greet him. Now you 2 have to stay strong by remembering all the good times you had and hang tight together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bruce Nicolls, Nicolls & Auctions

Dear Bob & Family, Was shocked to see of Jack's passing. Remember the good old days in Meadville when he came to the auctions and even helped me at a few, including Mrs. Millers. He was always pleasant and upbeat and sometimes a real card! If they have auctions in heaven, I'm sure he will be there helping! So sorry.........Bruce Nicolls

John and Ruth Ann McCraley

Jack's passing has left a void for all of us who loved him that just cannot be filled. His relaxed laid back manner, sense of humor, ability to enjoy a good time and infectious laugh will remain in our memory. He will be greatly missed. Bob, you and Jack easily became like family to us and you always will be. Please know that we are always here for you.

jim&benita gillespie

Jack was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed by all. All of us in the antique community send our love and know that Jack will always be with us.

Becky Lucas

Dear Pam, Bonnie and Bob, I am so sorry for the loss of Jack, My Thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of Jack. I know how important he was to all of you and how much he will be missed, remember though he will always be in your heart and smiling down over all of you as he dances with the angles in Heven. Sincerely Becky

Iris McManus #23

We have been regulars at the Thursday night auc

Campbell Witherspoon

To Pam and family my deepest condolences with the knowledge that Jack will be in God's hands and at peace.

Jim and Linda Douglas

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jack. He was a great guy with a zest for life. We'll miss his honest, friendly demeanor and quick wit. He always brought a smile to our faces. We'll miss him.

Mike & Mindy Sipple

We are so very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He always took the time to say hello and give a smile. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. Sincerely, Mike & Mindy Sipple

Ken Dainty & Chuck

So Sorry to hear this very sad news....He will be missed....

George, Terrie Hanks & Family

We are all so sad about Jack's passing. He was a wonderful person to know, and always brought a smile to your face. Our lives have been touched by knowing him, and he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Jack, we loved you very much.

Greg Cowell and Family

Our deepest sympathies. Jack was a great auctioneer and will be missed.

Tabitha Baker

Bob and Family, We all loved Jack so much he was like sunshine after a rain day every time I seen him. He wasn't just a friend he was family as is Bob. I will miss him dearly. Bob stay strong my dear friend. I love you! Love Always Tabitha Marie

David & Phyllis Eaton, Renfrew, PA

Our sympaphy and condolence to Bob and Jack's family. Jack will be sadly missed after 12 years' of auctions but remembered for many nice things in our home. David & Phyllis Eaton, (Renfrew PA.)

Historic Harmony

Jack, friend and local business owner, surely will be missed in Harmony. We remember the good job he did at our auction at the Harmony Society barn. Our sincere condolences to Jack's family. Historic Harmony volunteers Harmony, PA

George Deshner

I am so saddened by the news about Jack. He was a terrific friend and a great person. I have known him and his family all my life. He will be a part of my memories for a long time to come. My condolences go out to his family and to Bob at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Frank & Mary Ann Brandt

Bob, Our sincere sympathy - we are having a difficult time understanding Jack's death. He was such a wonderful and relaxed young man. In our business, criticism is common and I never heard anyone question Jack's intergrity or intentions. Frank & Mary Ann Brandt

Marion Kasan Antwine & Family

So very sad to hear of Jack's passing. Our family has many fond memories of Jack as we all grew up together. May God bless his family at this very difficult time. Good-bye our friend, you surely will be missed. Steve, Paula, Marion & Mom & Dad Kasan

Pam Fickes

To all friends of relatives who wrote kind words here. Thank you from all of us! We read them over and over and they give us such comfort. Jack would want us to carry on and keep laughing. I know it is difficult but carry on. God's peace to all of you. He loved you too!

Tracy Stern & Ted Morrison

Pam, Our hearts are breaking for you... I just recieved your e-mail and am so sad. Please know that all our love and prayers are with you. I will talk to you soon!

Donna Schwinghammer

My sincere condolences go out to Jack's family, friends, co-workers and Bob. Jack was a wonderful honest man who enjoyed life to the fullest. Going to Jack's auctions was always fun! He always treated me as a friend, not just a customer. He will be sorely missed. I am so sorry that I missed his memorial service. I did not find out about his passing until Sunday evening. Sincerely, Donna Schwinghammer

Jodi Bello

Sending Deepest Sympathies. He was such a kind person.

Bill and MaryAnn Swanson

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Jack, and especially with Bob. Bill and MaryAnn Swanson

Paul and Kathy Eury

We are saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Although we hadn't had the chance to stop in at his auctions in the past few years, we have fond memories of him when we were there. We always looked forward to seeing him, Bob and the crew. He will be missed. Our condolences to Bob and his entire family. So sorry for your loss and may you find peace in your time of sorrow.

Jean Worden

Jack was always the life of the party and so full of life, I will miss him so much and my thoughts and Prayers are with Bob and the family. Love and Prayers always, Cousin Cubby

Tim Yeany & Dan Burkett

Bob & family, our hearts go out to you. Words can hardly express the shock and sadness of Jack's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know you are surrounded by friends and hope you can find strength and peace from all those who cared so much for Jack and care so much for you.

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