John G. Lakatos
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Age 81, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Sunday April 14, 2013. He will be dearly missed and remembered as the most loving husband, father, and pop pop.
Mr. Lakatos was born in Newport Township, Nanticoke, PA, husband of the late Stella R. Lakatos, and the son of the late Elizabeth Scott and John E. Lakatos. John ("Jack") was a graduate of Newport High School in Wanamie, PA and Penn State University in PA and moved to Delaware in 1955. Jack served in the Navy Reserve during the Korean War aboard the USS Mississippi for 2 years as an Auxiliary Gunner. Upon discharge, he returned to Penn State, graduated, and accepted a job at DuPont in Wilmington, DE, and later retired from DuPont. After retirement he worked for Corpus Christi School as a "Jack of all trades". He was a member of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was a member of the AACA, BRACCA and Plymouth Owners Clubs. For many years he entertained many with his band the Continental Mel-Tones/Bavarian Mel-Tones. Jack enjoyed working on his antique cars and attending car shows and 'club' meetings. He enjoyed listening to music and drinking coffee.
Jack will be dearly missed by his daughters, Jeanette Krause and her husband, Randy of Newark, Jacci Cook of Newark, his son, John D. Lakatos and his wife, Julia of St. Georges and his grandchildren, J.B., Morgan, Rebecca, Ryan, Lauren, Megan (Steven) and Andrew. He was preceded in death by a brother, Medard Lakatos of Williamsport, PA., and brother-in-law, Edward Sadowski of Nanticoke, PA. He is survived by his sister, Bernadine Sadowski of Nanticoke PA, his brother, Raymond Lakatos and his wife, Patricia of Nanticoke PA, and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Lakatos of Williamsport, PA
The family would like to thank the staffs at the Christiana Hospital Infusion Center, Christiana Hospital Escorts and Comfort Keepers for their care and compassion shown to Jack.
Mass of Christiana Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 11:00am at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road. Friends may call at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road on Thursday evening from 6-8pm and on Friday morning between 10 and 10:30am. Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for contributions to be made to the Blood Bank of Delmarva, 100 Hygeia Drive, Newark, DE 19713. Monitory or blood donations in Jack's memory are welcomed.
Mealey Funeral Home
Mealey Funeral Homes & Crematory
2509 Limestone Rd Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2013