Deaths Death Notices
YACOBUCCI, Nicholas E.
YACOBUCCI - Nicholas E. Beloved husband, father, and brother, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016 after a long, hard-fought battle with congestive heart failure. Nicholas was a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, but his roots were solidly planted in his place of birth, Blasdell, New York. Nicholas is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda,
his precious son,Taylor; his sister Margaret (Yacobucci) Stelmach (Edward); numerous nieces and nephews, cousins; Sigma Chi brothers; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Yacobucci; mother, Margaret Wittman Yacobucci; and sister, Theresa Stefanacci (Thomas). Nicholas attended Frontier Central High School where he participated in the sports program and made his mark as an exemplary student. He continued his education at Michigan State University where he received a degree in Package Engineering. While at Michigan State he served as President of Sigma Chi Fraternity and remained in close relationship with his fraternity brothers. Following graduation he pursued a career in the apparel industry beginning in Chicago and then with his determination and his expertise in the field he moved to California where he became Executive Vice President of Brookhurst, Inc. He continued his career for over thirty years before retiring in 2007. With retirement he dedicated his time to doing volunteer work in the community and served as "Booster Club President" at Peninsula High School. Nicholas loved to travel, play poker with his "Boys' Club, passionately discuss politics, cheer on his favorite sports teams, and had a special interest in history. He was a man of great charisma, a defender of the principles that guided him to uphold the fair way that we should treat others. He was always there to help people in need or just give them some encouraging words. His life left an imprint on all that knew him. Service will be held on February 6, at 12:30 PM at St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, in Palos Verdes, California. A Memorial Service in celebration of Nicholas' life will be held in his beloved hometown in the near future. Announcement will follow.