John Harry "Sonny" Jakomas, 75, of North Myrtle
Beach, SC and formerly of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at his daughter's home in Penn Twp., Newville.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1938, in McKeesport, a son of the late Gust and Mary (Kunicky) Jakomas, and was married
for 34 years to the late Charlotte Ann (Hall) Adams Jakomas, who died September 6, 2009.
John graduated from McKeesport High School and served two years in the US Army. He retired
from AMP, Inc. after 35 years of service and also worked at the Army Heritage Golf Course, both of Carlisle. John
was a life member of the Carlisle Eagles and a member of the Carlisle Elks Lodge. John loved to play
golf and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his loving and devoted family, which includes two sons; Donald “Mooch” Adams,
Jr. and John “John Boy” Jakomas, both of Carlisle, five daughters; Debra (John) Yeager of State College, Sue (Brent)
Malcolm of Carlisle, Christine (Rick) Erickson of Mechanicsburg, Belinda (Robert) Ewing of Newville and Lisa Jakomas Konar
of Delaware, two sisters; Jackie (Jack) Bennet and Janice Korposh and one brother, Jimmy (Georgette) Jakomas, all of Pittsburgh,
12 grandchildren; Erick, Tara, Nicole, Elizabeth, Frank, Amanda, Sara, Mary, Rebekah, Megan, Sky and AJ and nine great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews including two special nieces; LaShawn Hall and Justine Kennedy.
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Tim Wheeler officiating. A visitation will be from 1:00 p.m.
until time of services on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memorial
contributions may be made to Celtic Healthcare, Ste. 100, 220 Wilson Str., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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John and I have been
friends forever--worked at the Elks together, had many a good times together, traveled to places together, and had many experiences
together. Rest assured that he will be missed and loved forever. I am in New Jersey until the middle of next week-which
prevents us from attending the service--but, rest assured that he will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Cathy
The staff at Carlisle Barracks Golf Course extends their deepest sympathy to John's
family. He was a very popular guy at the course and his friends will miss him and his always present engaging smile.
Carlisle Barracks Golf Course
I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew him from the golf course and at the Post
John was a wonderful
guy and I enjoyed the conversations we had together.
I have many memories of sonny, hanging out with mooch and him.
He was a good man
We enjoyed playing golf with John on our November Myrtle Beach trip. I'm
glad he was able to play with us this year before he got too sick. He was a good, kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are
with his family.
& Ken Tomalavage
No words of mine can ease your loss, I just want you to know that I am grieving with
you and thinking about our great memories of John.
My deepest sympathy.
Rozalynn (Kilgore) Baker
Our deepest condolences for your loss. I have fond memories of my cousin in
our younger years. I know he will be missed greatly. Our birthdays were one day apart. Love to you all.
Nestor and Gail Karnoupakis
We are so sorry for your
loss. We were friends of John's and Russ enjoyed playing golf with John. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
Russ & Doris Rynard
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