George Yacob

July 5, 2013

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/7/2013 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
7/5/2013 17:15:00

Service:
25 West Perry Street Willard OH 44890 7/8/2013 11:00:00

George Yacob, age 86, of Willard, Ohio passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Willard Mercy Hospital in Willard, Ohio. He was born August 21, 1926 in Willard to the late Josef and Eva (Flucsa) Yacob and had been a life long Willard resident. George served his community as Fire Chief for the City of Willard for 35 years. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Willard Elks Lodge and the Willard American Legion. A veteran of the US Navy and had served on the USS Devosa during WWII. George enjoyed golfing, fishing and Willard and Ohio State sports.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Kochel) Yacob, whom he married June 14, 1949; daughter, Rhonda (Tom) Grama of Newark, Ohio; four grandchildren, Melissa (Kevin) Nelson of Pataskala, OH; Amber Grama of Sarasota, FL; Heather (Lincoln) Shreve of Newark, OH; and Chad (Tosha) Keaton of Bucyrus; six great grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Larry Heydinger of New Washington.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Sheron Kay Heydinger; three bothers, John and Joe Yacob, and Tommy Sherban; and three sisters, Victoria Loney, Helen Reshetar, and Mary Foraker.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2013from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio. The funeral mass will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will be at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis School or to the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Scott Shellhammer - Jul 9, 2013

Joyce…I was SO sorry to hear about George. I will always remember the good times we had in Willard. You and George were a big part of our family and we will always be thankful of that. Mom and dad used to tell me often how they enjoyed your company. Again, we are thinking of you and will stop the next time we are in Willard.

Larry and Yvonne Fowler - Jul 7, 2013

Joyce and family, Please know we are thinking of you and sending our sympathy and prayers. George was one of the nicest men we knew with a great sense of humor. His dedication to Willard and his family were always present. God bless you all.

don blocker - Jul 6, 2013

To George,
The greatest golf partner in the world for 30 years. I will miss you, but never forget you. You
had a very positive influence on my life. My one and only partner. Hunky, I love you.
This is a tribute to great a father,husband, and dedicated fireman, who served his country.
From Dixie Howell, Marion Teeguarden, and your
partner, Don Blocker.
Joyce – I love you and thank you for your kindness. My prayes are with you and the family.

don blocker - Jul 6, 2013

To George,
The greatest golf partner in the world for 30 years. I will miss you, but never forget you. You
had a very positive influence on my life. My one and only partner. Hunky, I love you.
This is a tribute to great a father,husband, and dedicated fireman, who served his country.
From Dixie Howell, Marion Teeguarden, and your
partner, Don Blocker.
Joyce – I love you and thank you for your kindness. My prayes are with you and the family.

Doug & Jody Baker - Jul 6, 2013

Dear Joyce & Family, We are sorry to hear of George’s passing… What a great man! The “boys” at Willard Golf Club will have some great memories to share for years to come! He served his country and the Willard community with pride! He was also one of the biggest Willard Flashes Fans we’ve had over the last 50 years..GOD Bless you and your family. Doug & Jody Baker

Donna Myers - Jul 5, 2013

Dear Joyce, I send to you my most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear George. I am sure Donny welcomed another of his fishing buddies into heaven. Remember in the days ahead that your beautiful memories become your treasures.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Jul 5, 2013

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather. May God grant you comfort and peace at this difficult time. God Bless You.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham, Summertown TN

Pastor Sheila Burrows - Jul 5, 2013

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you as you go through this loss of your husband and father. Lean on the Lord for His strength. He is always here for us.
In God’s Love,