Philip James Lisac, 87, died quietly in his home May 30, surrounded by the love of his wife and family. There was a funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie, celebrated by Father Maxy D’Costa and Father John Marshall, attended by immediate family members.

Mr. Lisac was born in Portland Nov. 1, 1932. He was the sixth of 14 children born to Nikola and Pauline Lisac, who owned and operated Lisac’s Market in Milwaukie. Of the 14 children, there are six surviving siblings: Dorothea, Gerry, Joyce, Joe, Mike and Aileen.

In 1950, Mr. Lisac met Norma Simonatti. They were married Aug. 2, 1952. In 1977, the couple founded Lisanatti Foods which has been owned and operated by family ever since.

Mr. Lisac demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic — and strong handshake. He was active at St. John the Baptist Parish, where he’d been a member since birth. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, boating, skiing, fishing, card playing, and gardening. Mr. Lisac’s garden had the reputation of producing some of the greatest garlic around, and he generously shared it. He became known as the Garlic King. If there is garlic in heaven, he will be planting it.

He developed a devotion and admiration of St. Padre Pio. He shared stories of St. Padre Pio’s life, suffering, and wisdom. One of his favorite quotes was “Pray, Hope, Don’t Worry.”

Mr. Lisac leaves behind his wife of nearly 68 years, five children, Teresa Lisac, Cheryl Belozer-Brewer, Jim Lisac, Janine Lisac-Goans, Jeff Lisac, and their spouses, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

One grandchild preceded him in death.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Remembrances in Mr. Lisac’s name can be made to St. John the Baptist Parish or to the parish’s chapter of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul.