JAKOWICZ, John F. "Jake". In Dorchester, October 8, 2018.
Beloved husband of the late Edna E. (Brasiskis) Jakowicz.
Loving father of John D. and his wife Pauline Jakowicz of Holbrook, Charles M. Jakowicz of Dorchester, Frank J. and his wife Karen Jakowicz of East Bridgewater, and Elizabeth A. Jakowicz of Dorchester.
Devoted grandfather of Jennifer Jakowicz, great-grandfather of Brianna and Ashlyn Schoof, and great-great-grandfather of Nathan Snyder, all of Florida.
Survived by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Jake's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Thursday from 4-8 P.M.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church on Friday morning, October 12, at 10 A.M.
Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Monday, October 15, at 10:30 A.M.
John was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S Army 9th Armored Infantry Division and member of the Battle of the Bulge Survivors Group. He was a retired custodian for the Boston Public Schools, inductee to the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame as a former member of the Chippewas, and life member of the Old Colony Yacht Club. John was especially known as "Jake the Tomato Man" as proprietor of Jake's Tomatoes.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jake's memory may be made to The South Boston Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Trust Fund, P.O. Box 236, South Boston, MA 02127.