Joseph S. Jacavage

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Joseph S. Jacavage, 66, of South Jardin Street, Shenandoah, passed away Tuesday at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1951, in Shenandoah, a son of the late Eugene and Dorothy Kubelsky Jacavage.

He was a 1969 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School, where he was an outstanding catcher for the baseball team. He signed a professional baseball contract with the Detroit Tigers in the spring of 1970, and he played against Joe Maddon, was a coach on the West End Outlaws baseball team, and later in life he was a volunteer for the Shenandoah Little League and Teener League. He also served as a coach for Shenandoah Valley High School baseball. He was an avid Notre Dame and Phillies fan and enjoyed the outdoors by hunting and fishing. Joe worked as a printer for PennDOT for 25 years.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew/godson, David.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Marcia Dombroski Jacavage; son, Jeff Jacavage, Shenandoah; four brothers, Eugene with Mary Jo Jacavage, Shenandoah Heights, John "Tivy" Jacavage, Shenandoah, William Jacavage with Dennis Diehl, Bloomsburg, and Michael with Kim Jacavage, Shenandoah; sister, Mary Beth with Lisa Jacavage, Bethlehem; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews, and his faithful companion, his dog, Bear.

Funeral services will take place at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17 from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 218 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, officiated by Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian. Interment will take place in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation for family and friends will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc. has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 11, 2018