John Hoishik, 87, of Quakertown, borough manager for Telford for 30 years, died of heart failure Wednesday at St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital.
After retiring as borough manager in 1983, Mr. Hoishik was an interim municipal manager for several communities for more than 10 years, including the boroughs of Perkasie and Pottstown, and Limerick Township. He was past president of the Pennsylvania Local Government Secretaries Association and was a founder of the Telford Industrial Development Authority. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Souderton-Telford Rotary.
Mr. Hoishik was a graduate of Perkasie High School. During World War II, he served in the Army as a supply officer in the Philippines and as a military court transcriber. He once won a competition for his typing, his daughter Lisa Price said.
After his discharge, he worked at General Coal Co. in Philadelphia, where he met Mary Elizabeth Schmoyer. They married in 1948. The couple, with the help of friends, built a home in Telford, which was completed in 1962, their daughter said.
Mr. Hoishik enjoyed tending his large vegetable garden and collecting antiques.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by another daughter, Mary Greiser; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. His wife died in 1988.