J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home Inc.
1601 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102
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J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home Inc.
1601 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102
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Julius F. Iacocca, 93, of South Whitehall Township died Thursday, January 10, 2019 surrounded by his family at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the loving husband of Phyllis A. (Rose) Iacocca. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on August 16, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Theodore and Assunta (Cocca) Iacocca. Julius was a 1943 graduate of Allentown High School and after World War II he completed his education at Lehigh University graduating in 1948. A 1st Lieutenant in the Marine Corps during the war, he completed his officer training at the University of Notre Dame. Julius followed in the footsteps of his father and became the 2nd generation co-owner of Yocco's, Inc. along with his brother, Albert M. Iacocca. He retired in 1993, but remained an advisor to his son Gary. An avid golfer, he was a long time member of Brookside Country Club. He was a lifelong Yankees fan and was lucky enough to have attended their perfect game. He enjoyed playing a hand of Poker or Gin Rummy with his friends. He loved and adored his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his beloved dog Beau. Julius was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown. Survivors: Wife; children, Linda S. Iacocca of Erin, NY, Cheryl A. Iacocca wife of Jack Kogelman of Northampton, Gary J. Iacocca of Allentown, Lisa wife of Dr. Mark Shoenberger of Emmaus; siblings, Dr. Victor Iaccoca and his wife Priscilla of Broomall and Gloria Krause of Allentown. Julius was predeceased by his son, Gregory Iacocca, brother, Albert M. Iacocca and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Jean (Eakin) Iacocca. Calling hours for family and friends are 4 to 8:00PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown, www.jsburkholder.com. Services: Funeral Services are Private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Julius's memory to Mercy School for Special Learning, 830 S. Woodward St., Allentown, PA 18103 or to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, Coopersburg, PA 18036.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 13, 2019
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