George J. Jakabcsin

November 08, 1938 - October 11, 2020

Visitation: Due to COVID 19 there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church Thursday 11:00 a.m. Everyone please meet at Church


George John Jakabcsin, 81, of Ross Township, joined our Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was being cared for at UPMC Passavant Hospital in the North Hills, and he passed with his loving wife by his side. He was born November 8, 1938, in Pittsburgh, PA, to George and Anna Jakabcsin. In 1965, he married his beautiful bride, Mary. She is still with us and continues to be the matriarch of his wonderful and warmhearted family.

Also, surviving are his three sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren, Paul and Pamela (Alexander) Jakabcsin of Ann Arbor, MI; Mark and Ingrid (Schawaller) Jakabcsin of Jacksonville Beach, FL; and John and Deirdre (Berry) Jakabcsin of West Chicago, IL; and five grandchildren, Haley Jakabcsin, Nicole Jakabcsin, Eric Jakabcsin, Benjamin Jakabcsin, and Bridget Jakabcsin. George’s mother and father preceded him in death.

George was a proud graduate of North Catholic High School in 1956 and Duquesne University in 1960 with a degree in accounting. Following his college graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy, served on the USS Earle B. Hall during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and later served on the USS Kirwin. After military service, he began his professional career working as an executive in accounting and finance. He worked in retailing for years, including at Gimbels in Pittsburgh and at May Co. stores in Youngstown, Ohio and Pittsburgh. George had also been the CFO of Pittsburgh Brewing, Busy Beaver, and Giant Eagle. Later he started his own accounting and consulting firm. While maintaining his professional career, George also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

George’s life centered on two key passions – family and fishing. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren grow and develop into intelligent, caring individuals. He also loved to fish. Any time that he could sneak away to make a few casts into the water was a wonderful time. That was increased when he could have family alongside him at the water’s edge. George was a devout Catholic and an active member of his parish, St. Sebastian in the North Hills. He and his wife attended services regularly, and there is no question that God and Jesus Christ were his guide and his light. Burial will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenys. There is no visitation scheduled at this time, but a memorial for George will be held after the Covid-19 threat has ended. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sebastian Parish. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church Thursday 11:00 a.m. Everyone please meet at church. Arrangements by Devlin Funeral Home Inc.

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  • Edward & Maureen Abbot

    We have lost a dear friend. Our thoughts are with each of you as you adjust to life without Jake.

  • Herb and Brenda Schimmel

    A privilege to have served with
    George while both of us were in the Navy.
    He was devoted to his wife Mary and his family and country. We will miss him.

  • Susan & Ed Liberantowski

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember Jake for his laugh.

 

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