Clifford W. Jarrabet, loving father, grandfather and brother, 63, formerly of 67 Jackson Ave., passed away Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2013) at The Pavilion at BRMC.
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Born Feb. 3, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Leon J. and Veronica M. Armitage Jarrabet.
He was a 1968 graduate of Connetquot High School in Bohemia, N.Y.
Prior to moving to Bradford, he worked in the New York City area as a truck driver for Entenmann's Bakery and as an auto mechanic.
In 1973, he moved to Bradford and worked for Paterniti Lumber Co. for a number of years. He joined the Bradford City police force in July of 1981 and served as an officer until he was promoted to detective in 1992. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1995 and retired from duty in 2009.
In addition to serving on the police force, Mr. Jarrabet worked several different jobs during his career, including, Tops Markets in shipping, Zippo Manufacturing Co. in security and for the Bradford City Water Authority.
He was a member of St. Bernard Church and William Hanley Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police for many years.
He is survived by two daughters, Bernadette Jarrabet of Woonsocket, R.I., and Claudette Haner of Bradford; seven grandchildren, Eddy Jarrabet, Deion Jarrabet, Noah Upshur, Hannah Upshur, Jonathan Upshur, Sierra Campbell and Nick Haner; three sisters, Barbara Edwards of Andover, N.Y., Veronica Edwards of Allen, Texas and Frances Jarrabet of Bradford; a brother, Leon Jarrabet, of Montreal, Quebec; a brother-in-law, Nathan Edwards of Cuba, N.Y.; his former wife, Carol Jarrabet of Bradford and her children, David Frenz, Richard Frenz and Traci Frenz; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Edwards.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. today in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and mausoleum entombment will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Zachary P. Vigliotta Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 434, Bradford; or a
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2013