JOHN R. "JAKE"-"PEO" JAKUBOVICS Jr.
Of West Mifflin died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born in Duquesne on November 11, 1936, son of the late John R. and Margaret (Hrizo) Jakubovics, Sr. He was the beloved husband of Anita (Bianconi) Jakubovics for over 56 years; he was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of McKeesport. He retired from the West Mifflin Boro Police Department after 28 years. He served in the US Army stationed in Ft. Belvoir, VA. He was a member of the FOP Lodge #91 and the Croation Club Lodge #146 Men's Group of Versailles and Leo's Service Center Coffee Club. He was an avid sports fan of the Steelers, Penguins and the Pirates. He loved spending time with his late brothers at their property at Indian Head. He was predeceased by his parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Esterina and Vitaliano Bianconi; his brothers, late Edward W. "Whitey" (late Maryann) Hrizo, the late Michael (surviving spouse Barbara) Jakubovic, late Richard (surviving spouse Audrey) Jakubovics; sister, late Betty Ann (late Donald) Galya; and Godson, Dean A. Jakubovic; survived by sister, Marjorie (late John) Moritz of South Park and Dolores Bartko of Donora; and brother, Ernest (Carol) Jakubovic of Valencia; brother-in-law of John (late Matilda) Gelzhiser, Louise (late Albert) Shimkus, Ralphena (Carl) Kastan and John (Janet) Bianconi; his loving and extended family, Mark, Lisa, Shelby (Josh) and Jacob (Thea) Tkach, whose love and support meant so much to him; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews; and close friends for many years, Bill and Nancy Klasnic and their family. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul B.C. Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Church, McKeesport, PA 15132. Parastas will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Originally published July 22, 2017.