Obituary of Jon Robert Yacobazzi
“The Best of the Best”
Jon Yacobazzi was born December 12th, 1940 to Frank and Mary Yacobazzi. He passed March 13th, 2021 as his wife Barbara,” the love of his life,” gently held his hand. With his last breath, his loving children, Dayna and Tony also stood by his side. He is now with Jesus, who he came to know personally in his last days.
Jon honorably served in the Washington State National Guard where he earned the title: Master Sergeant. He retired in 2000 after 42 devoted years. At his commemoration, Jon was presented with an engraved sword with a display of his medallions.
Jon went back to work alongside his best friend, Rod Swaleson as a security guard for the Tacoma Health Department. He loved working with the staff and was passionate about his duties. True to character, Jon used his “charm” to have a special identification badge created just for him. The badge included his picture and identified him, “Dean Martin Jr.” He thoroughly enjoyed showing off his exclusive badge to any visitor who crossed his security guard path.
Our beloved Jon Yacobazzi will forever be remembered for his love of Dean Martin, his bold singing voice, “Everybody Loves Somebody,” and his smooth dance moves.
Jon was and is one of the most passionate people to have lived. He loved his family fervently and made many sacrifices to ensure they were taken care of.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary Yacobazzi (Lupo) and his brother James (Jimmy) Yacobazzi.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Yacobazzi, his daughter, Dayna Yacobazzi-Brown (Daron), and his son, Tony Yacobazzi (Susan). His Grandchildren, Nathan, Janise, Rachelle (Arlo), Taylor, and Justin. His great-grandchildren, Maxx, Carter, Cameron, and Arlo Jr. His sisters, Mary Jo and Bonnie. As well as his very best friends, Rod Swaleson and Wendell Tillman.
A family memorial will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, Jon would be honored if a donation was made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or pass it onto a friend, neighbor, or a stranger who is in need.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jon Yacobazzi, please visit Tribute Store