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Thaddeus Francis Jacoviak
October 4, 1935 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Thaddeus Francis Jacoviak, Lt. Col. Ret. USAF, 87, of Lavallette, NJ, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
Born in Newark, NJ, he lived in Plattsburgh, NY before moving to Lavallette in 1981. He was a summer resident of Lavallette for many years.
Thaddeus received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master’s Degree from USC.
He enlisted in the United State Air Force in 1962 and attained the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel, retiring in 1981. Thaddeus was a Vietnam War veteran and the recipient of many decorations and medals, including the Bronze Star.
Following his retirement from the United States Air Force, Thaddeus worked for the State of New Jersey as a Civil Engineer for 20 years.
He was a parishioner of the Parish of St. Pio, Lavallette, NJ and was a member of the Polish University Club of North Jersey, and the Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City.
Thaddeus was predeceased by his son Thaddeus J. Jacoviak in 2018.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Eugenia (nee Pikulski) Jacoviak, and his daughter Juleigh Pattee of Toms River.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday September 13. 2023 from 8:30am to 9:30am at The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals 706 Grand Central Ave. Lavallette, NJ. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10am to St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Lavallette, NJ. Committal will be Private. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com