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Oscar Jacquet Jr., age 92, of Howard, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on Sept. 16, 1926 in Mount Vernon and was the son to the late Oscar and Eleanor Jacquet Sr.
Oscar was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. In September 1944, Oscar was drafted into the army and served with the 185th Infantry Regiment under the 40the Infantry Division also known as the “Sunshine Division.” He saw combat in the campaign to liberate the Philippines (1944-1945) during the invasion of Panay and Pulupandan; Negroes Occidental. He earned two bronze stars for his role in the campaign. In September 1945, the division was moved to Korea for “occupational duty” until the end of the war.
Oscar returned home in 1946 to Mount Vernon and Pittsburgh Plate Glass. He retired in 1976 after 36 years of service. He was the last employee on the 4-midnight shift when he helped close PPG’s doors for the final time.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Jean (Grubaugh) Jacquet; a daughter, Susan Yurko of Annandale, Virginia; two grandsons, Michael and Christopher Yurko both of Annandale, Virginia; and a brother, John Jacquet of Mount Vernon.
Oscar was preceded in death by his son, Bill Jacquet, a brother Joe and sister Barbara Lerner.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 – 12 noon at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd. in Mount Vernon. Friends may call on Monday one hour prior to the services. Burial with military graveside honors by the Knox County Joint Veteran's Council will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mt. Vernon, 43050
To express a condolence or to share a memory with the Jacquet family, please visit www.lasaterfuneralhomes.com