The death is announced of Mr. J. Modesco Siaker, former Commissioner of the Township of Crozierville and a United Methodist pastor.
Modesco was involved in an automobile and motorbike accident at the Fendall-Kakata Highway intersection on Monday, August 8 at around 8 p.m. He was riding his motorbike when he was hit by an automobile.
He was rushed to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center where he died a few hours later.
Modesco served for 28 years as Commissioner of the Township of Crozierville and was the Doyen of Commissioners of Montserrado County.
He was also pastor of the St. John United Methodist Church at the 138th Street in the Township of Harrisburg.
J. Modesco Siaker was born in Crozierville on February 22, 1959, to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Pollen Siaker of the township.
Modesco started his primary education in Harrisburg and later enrolled at the Antoinette Tubman elementary and Junior High School in Crozierville. Thereafter he attended the Newport Junior High until the 9th grade. He returned to Crozierville and attended the Frank E. Tolbert High School in Bensonville, where he graduated in December 1980.
In 2010 he entered the University of Liberia and was a graduating senior at the time of his death.
He was married to Mother Rita Porte Siaker, granddaughter of the legendary pamphleteer and constitutional analyst Albert Porte and his wife Bertha.
Modesco is survived by his widow Rita, nine children, 12 grandchildren, six brothers, seven sisters and a host of other relatives.
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Reeves Memorial United Methodist Church, Crozierville.