Jacob J. “Jake” Pompe, Jr. 98 of Russellton, West Deer Township, died Sunday August 9, 2020 at UPMC-St. Margaret Hospital. He was born February 15, 1922 in Russellton to the late Jacob J. and Helen (Primozic) Pompe, Sr. Jake grew up and lived in Russellton all of his life. He served his country in the US Army during WWII achieving a rank of Corporal. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Russellton, the Owl’s Club and the SNPJ Lodge. Jake worked for over 20 years as a prison guard at the former Allegheny County Work House, Blawnox, then as a maintenance worker for Deer Lakes School District until he retired. He was proud to have received the Voter Hall of Fame Award, from the state of Pennsylvania for 50 consecutive years of voting. Jake enjoyed gardening, cooking, listening to music, going to the ACME Club every weekend when he could, though he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the most.
Survivors include his children Janet E. Pompe of the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, Jeffrey (Kathy) Pompe of Seabrook, SC, James R. (Judith A.) Pompe of Russellton and William (Virginia C.) Pompe of West Deer, grandchildren; Jason (Colleen) Pompe, Karen (Ben) Gilbert, Jessica Pompe and Amanda Pompe, great-grandchildren; Jack Gilbert and Cora Pompe, his sisters; Rose Marie (Richard) Wadding of Houston, TX and Helen A. (Edward) Yaworski of Russellton, his brother; Raymond (Patricia) Pompe of Greentree and his sister-in-law Esther Pompe of Russellton.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Frances L. (Locke) Pompe and his brothers Frank Pompe and Richard “Gil” Pompe and his sister Josephine Pompe.
Due to the Covid pandemic a private graveside service was held at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township, where he was laid to rest next to his wife, with full military honors. Arrangements were entrusted to the Siwicki-Yanicko Funeral Home, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. View the obituary and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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