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Obituary: Sister M. Julia Jacko, OSF

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Sister M. Julia Jacko, formerly Sister Ernestine, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, United States Province, in her 80th year of Profession, died on December 11, 2018, at Mount Assisi Convent in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was 98.

Sister entered the community in 1935 from St. Mark Parish in McKees Rocks, Pa., and professed first vows in 1938 in Mount Assisi Convent Chapel, also in Pittsburgh, Pa. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Mount Mercy College (now Carlow University).

Sister spent many years as an educator in various parish schools in Pennsylvania. In her later years, she ministered in care for the elderly and, upon retirement until the time of her death, was active in prayer ministry at Mount Assisi Convent.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Mary (Ezarik) Jacko; brothers Edward, Ernest, Joseph, John, Valentine, George and James; and sisters Ann Pochatko, Agnes Jacko, Margaret Nekos, Matilda Bury and Mary Kascak. She is survived by two sisters, Sister Frances and Sister Cecilia; her religious community; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be at Mount Assisi Convent, 934 Forest Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15202, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018, in Queen of Angels Chapel at Mount Assisi Convent. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, also at Mount Assisi. Arrangements by Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home in Bellevue, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to School Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 934 Forest Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202.

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