Nicholas August Sisak

August 2, 1917May 28, 2012

Nicholas A. Sisak of Sudbury (formerly of Wayland) peacefully passed away on Memorial Day just two months before his 95th birthday. After several hospitalizations over the past two years, he was hospitalized once more on Mother's Day. His loving, dedicated wife, the former Susan Ehrreich of Wayland, never left his side and was with him as he died in his sleep at Emerson Hospital on Monday, May 28, 2012.

Mr. Sisak had a fascinating life as a highly decorated Marine Colonel and a Pearl Harbor survivor in World War II with 19 years of service in the Marine Corps. He had many assignments, including Marine gun platoon leader on Dec. 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, and after receiving his Wings in 1943, as a Squadron Commander with the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. He was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1917. He entered the University of Pittsburgh with an RPI Math and Science Medal Scholarship and graduated with High Honors with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He earned his MBA at Harvard University with high distinction as a Baker Scholar and was elected to the Century Club. Mr. Sisak had a distinguished career while working in the Pentagon as liaison to the Assistant Secretary of Defense, spent 40 years at Raytheon Headquarters in Lexington, ultimately as Regional Director of Corporate Marketing, and was an honored member of the Board of Trustees at Middlesex Community College for 10 years. An avid golfer, with a 3 handicap, who won many tournaments, he was the oldest member at Nashawtuc Country Club of Concord, which was his second home for 50 years. He was also active in many organizations, Retired Men’s Association, Marine Corps League and AFCEA to name a few. In addition to his adored wife, "Suzi", he is survived by his son, Robert Sisak; daughter, Peggy Michalak; stepdaughter, Sandra Fredrick; stepson, Dennis Ehrreich; brother, Michael Sisak of Pennsylvania, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held on Saturday, June 2nd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 160 Concord Road in Sudbury. Interment will follow the Mass at the North Cemetery on Rte. 27 in Wayland. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1st, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Duckett – J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute at 656 Boston Post Road (Rte. 20) in Sudbury. For Guest Book and directions, please visit:

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Nicholas A. Sisak to the Marine Corps League Metrowest Detachment #1037, c/o Jim Hastings, PO Box M, Natick, MA 01760.


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Susan Sisak

April 23, 2013

My Dearest Nick,

With all my tears and love

Your wife,



God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be

so he put his arms around you and whispered “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes we saw you and watched you fade away.

Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

It's lonesome here without you. We miss you more each day.

Life doesn't seem the same since you've gone away.

When days are sad and lonely and everything goes wrong

we seem to hear you whisper “Cheer up and carry on.”

Each time we see your picture you seem to smile and say

“Don't cry, I'm in God's hands We'll meet again someday.”

A million times we've missed you a million times we've cried.

If love could have saved you, you never would have died.

Diane Novak

August 12, 2012

We (the Novak family) were sadden to hear about the passing of Uncle Nick. We all have great memories of our visits to Wayland. Our sincerest sympathies on your loss.


June 14, 2012


Helen & John Humphrey

June 6, 2012

Dear Suzi,
We read of Nick's passing with great sadness. Many years ago we took ballroom dance lessons from you at your home and then at the high school. During those years we met and got to know Nick and enjoyed his company as well as yours. Nick was such a nice man with wonderful stories and a great sense of humor. We feel lucky that we got to know you both, and we offer our sincere condolences.

June 3, 2012

Dear Suzie:

So sorry to hear about Nick. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We certainly will miss seeing him at Nashawtuc and all the stories
Our thoughts are with you and your family

Shep & Carole Goldstein

June 3, 2012

Bob and Family,
Sincere best wishes.
Patty Turner Campbell

Andrea, Thomas Elsenberger

June 2, 2012

Dear Susan,
We think of Nick with great respect and are proud to have known him.
He had a great heart and we loved him.
Our Lord is with him.
Thank you for your love Nick and we say good-bye.
Andrea and Thomas

Shirley Corriveault

June 2, 2012

Suzi.. I am so sorry to hear about Nick's passing. I know he had many, many health issues and you were always by his side. At last, he is free from all that pain . He had a full, active life but now it's time for you to take care of your own health knowing he is resting peacefully now. He will be missed by many people but will never be forgotten. God bless. Shirley Corriveault (Woonsocket, RI)

June 1, 2012

"Nick you were so kind to me when I first became a member of Nashawtuc Country Club. Thank you for your friendship and for your service to our country.If there was any person who epitomized what Tom Brokow termed "America's Greatest Generation" it was you. I will miss you . God Bless ! "

Ned Dubilo (Weston, MA)

June 1, 2012

nick--from your friend and co worker at raytheon will miss your classical stories of your experiences in the war
tony mangini, waltham, ma