Joseph J. Jakubick
April 05, 1922 ‒ October 12, 2002
Mansfield: Joseph J. Jakubick, 80, of Mansfield, passed away Saturday evening October 12, 2002 in his home. He had been in failing health for several months.
He was born April 5, 1922 in Crystal, Pennsylvania, to Andrew and Margaret Jakubick, who arrived in the United States as children from Czechoslovakia.
Mr. Jakubick lived as a youth and young adult in Greensboro, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Mapletown High School in nearly Mapletown, Pennsylvania, where he played on the varsity basketball team.
He was a veteran of the US Army, having served with the 1767th Ordnance Supply and Maintenance Company in England and France during World War II.
He moved to Mansfield in 1946 to work at the Mansfield Westinghouse plant and retired from there in 1980, when it was Mansfield Products Co. For many years, he also was the owner and operator of the former Aluminum Products Co. of Mansfield.
As a young adult he enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball in Mansfield. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast and was a great fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He was often in the spectator stands during his sons’ and grandchildren’s sporting events. He was also an avid fisherman.
Mr. Jakubick was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 853.
Surviving are his wife, Florence (Kutney) Jakubick, whom he married April 19, 1947; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Cindy Jakubick and Robin and Theresa Jakubick all of Mansfield, and Joseph and Anne Jakubick of Akron; five grandchildren Jason Jakubick of Columbus, Jacob and Jolien Jakubick, both of Mansfield, and Cassie and Jared Jakubick of Akron.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, John and Mary Kutney; two brothers, John and Robert, a sister Mary Retus, and a grandson Jonathan.
He was the last member of his family.
Friends may call Tuesday October 15, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a Christian Prayer Service will be held at 8:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday at 1 pm in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Michael Zacharias. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Council will hold military graveside honors.
Memorial contributions to the Jonathan Jakubick Memorial, which provides books to the student library at Central Elementary School in Lexington, or to Hospice of North Central Ohio, may be made at the funeral home.