William Richard Sisk

July 1, 1936 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 83)


William Richard Sisk, 83, of Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 1, 2020.  He was born in Punxsutawney on July 01, 1936, a son of the late John David Sisk and Olga Marie (Lang) Sisk.  On November 28, 1997 he married Judith Ann Oliver.  Together they enjoyed twenty-two years of marriage together.  She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.  Bill worked for and retired from the Clearfield Unemployment Office, where he was a claims adjudicator.  Following retirement, he was a familiar face in the Jefferson County court room, where he worked as the Tip Staff for Judge John Foradora for thirteen years. Bill was also the “voice of the Punxsy Chucks” where he proudly announced the basketball, football and VFW Teener League baseball games for many years.  Mr. Sisk received the 2019 Chuck Daly Lifetime Contributor Award for all the years he assisted in the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame. When he wasn’t working or announcing a game, he enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He was named “Polka Bill” because of his love of Polka dancing, he was a terrific dancer that enjoyed dancing with his wife Judy.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by  children, Michele (David) McKinney of Parker, Timi (Mike) Kachmar of Punxsutawney, and Tom Sisk of Brookville; grandchildren Jorden (Jeremy) McGuire, Dylan Kachmar, Lauren Kachmar, Kody Shaffer and fiancé Alicia, and Landon Sisk; five great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his parents, brother John Sisk, two sisters Ann and Marie Sisk.   A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, celebrated by Monsignor Joseph Riccardo.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at




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Funeral Mass
June 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Damian Catholic Church

June 4, 2020

12:45 PM
Calvary Cemetery

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