Jackewicz, Sr., 86 MAGNOLIA - Joseph Ignatius Jackewicz passed away Saturday Feb. 9, 2013 at Kent General Hospital. Mr. Jackewicz was born Feb. 1, 1927 in Southold, N.Y. (Long Island) to the late Blazej Walter Jackewicz and Stefania Yodczyk Jackewicz. He was a farmer all his life starting in Eastern Long Island and Calverton Long Island before moving to Delaware. Mr. Jackewicz was the founder and board member of Kent Sussex Industries for 41 years retiring in 2005. He was also on the Kent County Agland Preservation Committee. Mr. Jackewicz was president of many foundations including the Peninsula Horticultural Society, the Produce Growers Association, and council of Farm Organizations, Delaware Vegetable Growers Association and National President of the Potato Council and member of the G7WC Guild Association, the Paul Harris Fellow Camden/Wyoming Rotary, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda Jackewicz in 2007; son, Charles Jackewicz in 2010; brothers, Anthony and Blaise Jackewicz; and sister, Sophia Lucas. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Johnston of Rising Sun, Del., and Alexandria of Egypt; son, Joseph Jackewicz, Jr. and his wife Graclyn of Dover; sister, Marian Klodaski of Long Island, N.Y.; grandsons, Thomas and Stephen Jackewicz; niece, Susan Jackewicz; nephews, Paul and John Jackewicz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State Street, Dover. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt. 10), Dover. Interment will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Scholarship Fund for Future Farmers of America, c/o Nick Rodriguez, 414 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901. Letters of condolence may be sent and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com
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Published in NewsZapDE on Feb. 11, 2013