Obituaries
William E. “Bill” Jakubowski
Hubert R. Green Marine Corps Veteran

William E. “ Bill” Jakubowski CHS

Field Hockey Fan Mr. William E. “ Bill” Jakubowski, 80, Mountain Top, died July 5, 2013 inthe Smith Health Care Center, Ltd., Mountain Top, where he had recently been residing. Born Aug. 2, 1932 in Edwardsville, he

was a son of the late John and Margaret ( Colwell) Jakubowski. As a young child, the family relocated to Mountain Top, where he would live the rest of his life. Attending Crestwood schools, Mr.Jakubowski was a graduate of the former Fairview High School, Mountain Top. Until his retirement, Bill worked over twenty years for Crestwood High School, where he was affectionately known as “ Jake” as one of the best custodians the CrestwoodSchool

District ever employed. He was an avid follower of the Crestwood High 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top PA 18707.

Arrangements were by The Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Online condolences may be expressed at www. desideriofh. com. years of married life together

on June 27. Bill is remembered by those who knew and loved him as being a very devoted family man who had a

special place in his heart for all children. He was preceded in death by brothers John, Robert and Miles Jakubowski and by a sister June Coleman and an infant sister, Patricia. Surviving, in addition to his wife Betty, at home, are their children, William Jakubowski and his wife Gina; Paul D. Jakubowski and his wife Susan, all ofMountain Top; Elizabeth Hockenbury of Wilkes-

Barre; grandchildren, Paul John and Sarah, Noah and Joshua Jakubowski; brother James Jakubowski and his wife Ruth of Mountain Top; a sister, Anna E. Hartmann- Zukowski of Florida; nieces and nephews. Bill’s family would

like to gratefully acknowledge the staff of Fritzingertown Senior Living Community Evergreen Unit, Drums; the Smith Health Care Center, Mountain Topand Heartland Hospice of Pittston for their care and professionalism. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’smemoryto Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church operating fund, 663 N. Main St., Wilkes- Barre,

PA 18705, the Alzheimer’s Association of Wyoming Valley at Kirby Health Center, 57 N. Franklin St.,Wilkes-Barre,

PA 18701 orto Heartland Hospice,

38 N. Main St.,

Pittston, PA 18640.To send online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit our family’s website at www. JohnVMorrisFuneralHomes. com. Martin David ( Junior) Desiderio,

Jr. U. S. Army Veteran MartinDavid ( Junior) Desiderio, 83, Mountain Top, died July 4, 2013 atthe Geisinger

Wyoming Valley medical Center aftera short battle with CNS. Lymphoma. Born June 30, 1930 in Wilkes- Barre, he was the son of the late Marziano and Marie ( Annichiarico) Desiderio. He was educated

in Wilkes- Barre schools and attended Meyers High School. A U. S. Army veteran serving his country in the Korean Conflict. A member of the American Legion Post 609, Hanover Township. Prior to his retirement, Martin was employed for

many years as a foreman for the Desiderio Construction Co. Inc., Larksville. He was a gold card member of The International Union of Bricklayers And Allied Craft Workers Local 5 PA. Martin was associated with his sons in Desi’s Pizza Inc., located in Wilkes- Barre, Dallas, and Wildwood, N. J., where on a Friday night

you would always see him behind the counter making pizza and serving customers. Junior never actually retired, and

was always helping family members and friends with masonry and any building issue. He was a loving husband to his late wife, Dorothy Barbara Desiderio, who passed away Sept.

20, 2001. In addition to his wifeand parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Nicholas, Anthony, Basil, and James; sisters, Sadie DeGuisto, School girls’ field hockey team. He was a faithful member of Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, North

Wilkes- Barre. He and his wife, the former Betty Ann Machina, recently celebrated 54 McCue, New Jersey; Michaelene Baranski and Rita Rovinski,

Hanover Township; Josephine Ostaszewski, Mountain Top; nephews and nieces. The family requests memorial donations to be made to the St. Jude’sBuildingFund,

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Born in Brooklyn, N. Y., he was a son of the late John and Gretchen ( Conklin) Green. Hubert served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He was

an avid bowler and coin collector. He was especially fond of his tropical fish collection and his garden. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Edna, who passed in December

of 2011; and his 16 brothers and sisters. Hubert was the last remaining member of his immediate family. Surviving are his children, Christine Fiorello, New Jersey, John Green and his wife, Kathy, Mountain Top,

Stephanie Snow and her husband David, Wapwallopen, and Margaret George, Mountain Top; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service was

held at McCune Funeral