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September 6, 2013
Joseph P. "Mooney" Yacobowsky, 92, passed away Friday evening at the former St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, Brockton.
Born in Brockton, Feb. 20, 1921, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna Lischalk Yacobowsky.
Mooney attended Blythe Township High School, New Philadelphia, and was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 172nd Infantry Regiment as a tech sergeant. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star and Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with three bronze stars.
Joe retired from the local coal industry, working as a miner and a truck driver.
He was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, New Philadelphia, and was an usher, sexton and caretaker for the former St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church and cemetery, Brockton.
He was a member of American Legion Post 144, Middleport, and Brockton Fire Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ondeck, and a brother, Edward Yacobowsky.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mary Kotzmoyer Yacobowsky; daughters, Ann and her husband, Joseph Kristoff, Middleport, and Barbara Yacobowsky, Brockton; a granddaughter, Maryann Kristoff, Middleport; brothers, John Yacobowsky, Pottsville, and Paul Yacobowsky, Tuscarora; sisters, Frances Swartz, Pottsville, and Catherine Barzak, Brockton; nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial with military honors will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, New Philadelphia, with the Rev. Ronald J. Minner as the celebrant. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, immediately following the services. Relatives and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia.
Published in Republican & Herald from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2013
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