Robert F. Jakubovic 1936-2020
YOUNGSTOWN — Robert “Bob” F. Jakubovic Sr., 84, passed peacefully surrounded by his family at his home, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.
Bob was born July 6, 1936, in New Salem, Pa., son of Pete and Irene Tokar Jakubovic, and was a lifelong area resident.
Bob graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1954. He started working at Loblaw grocery store, eventually moving up to manager of the store. He worked until the store closed in the ’70s and then worked for Servi-Clean as a truck driver until he retired, Feb. 22, 1997.
Bob helped his brother at Envelope One after retirement. He was known as the “Maintenance Guy.”
Bob enjoyed golfing and bowling with his family. In his retirement, Bob spent most of his time attending his grandson’s baseball games and karate tournaments.
He enlisted in the Army in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1964.
Bob married the love of his life, Helen J. Carney, Nov. 21, 1959, at St. Patrick Church in Youngstown.
Bob leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 61 years, Helen; his sons, Robert F. (Jennifer) Jakubovic of Loveland, John P. Jakubovic of Youngstown and Michael S. (Jennie) Jakubovic of Poland; his daughter, Nancy J. (Christopher) Brooks of Canfield; his sister, Marie Repasky of Boardman; and brother, James (Sally) Jakubovic of Poland.
Bob also leaves his six grandchildren that he adored, Ronald P. Sullivan of Michigan, Ryan T. Sullivan of Canfield, Arden H. Jackubovic of Loveland, Michael S. (Lexi) Jakubovic Jr. of Leavittsburg, and Sylvester and Sean Gonda of Poland; and his great-grandson, Dominic Jakubovic.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son-in-law, P.J. Rogan.
Private funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at the Fox Funeral Home, celebrated by Rev. Edward P. Noga, with military honors from the United States Army.
A private interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman. Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.