Jacob John Ulichnie Jr, 88, Indiana, died January 15, 2021 at Conemaugh Memorial Trauma Center. He was the son of the late Jacob and Anna Ulichnie Sr. and was born March 7, 1932 in Lucernemines, PA.
Mr. Ulichnie was retired from R&P Coal Company after 43 years in the coal mines. He loved going camping, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed riding four wheelers, watching westerns on tv, eating corn on the cob, working in his garden, and turkey shoots.
Jacob received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army with Sergeant rank. He was a Korean War Veteran, drafted in 1953, received National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
He worked in construction & engineering in the army, and completed ERTC specialty course for masonry.
He was Pappy Jake to all that knew and loved him him. In his retirement he enjoyed going to the local clubs and stopping in at Katie & Joe's garage and making trips to Erie, PA to visit his sisters and brothers in law and nephew.
He always had a smile on his face and loved to joke around with everyone.
He was a member of Legion Post #493, Homer City, VFW, Indiana, Tide Sportsman Club, Coral Graceton Sportsman's Club, and Club Savoy, Homer City,
Jacob is survived by his spouse, Imogene (Risinger) Ulichnie; two daughters, Paula Buterbaugh, Homer City; and Kathryn and husband, Joseph Shimko, Homer City; grandchildren, Jacob Buterbaugh, Homer City; Donald Buterbaugh, Iowa; and Joseph Jr. and wife Sarah Shimko, Homer City.
He is also survived by his brother, Peter and wife Frannie Ulichnie, Penn Run; sisters, Marie Shank, Penn Run; Anna Deptola, Ohio; and Susan (Norbert) Reibel, Cambridge Springs. His great grandchildren, Olivia, Hadley, Joseph III Shimko, and many nieces, nephews also survive him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Sue Ulichnie, his sister, Elizabeth Walters and his brother John Ulichnie.
Friends will be received, Tuesday from 5-8 PM at the Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 1PM at the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by the Homer City American Legion. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distances will be required.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #493, Homer City.
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