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Jansky Jansky WACO—Graveside services for Jerome B. "Jerry" Jansky, 89, of Waco, formerly of Rockdale, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at Coolidge Cemetery with Msgr. Mark Deering officiating.

Rosary was to be lead by Jim Moshin- skie at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at OakCrest Funeral Home Chapel in Waco, followed by a visitation.

Mr. Jansky died Sunday, Nov. 15, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

He was born April 12, 1921, in Ross to Joseph and Agnes (Barak) Jansky.

He attended schools in Ross and West.

Mr. Jansky was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands and received an honorable discharge in 1947.

After his discharge he returned to Central Texas where he met Robbie G. Coker, his wife until her death on Oct. 4, 2004.

They moved to Rockdale where he was employed at Alcoa's Rockdale Operations.

Mr. Jansky was a licensed pilot and also enjoyed boating, fishing and dancing.

He retired from Alcoa in 1983 and after traveling around the United States, he and Robbie returned and made their home in Waco.

Mr. Jansky was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie G. Jansky; his parents; four brothers, Lt. Col. Ernest Jansky, Edmund "Skeet" Jansky, Ludvick Jansky and Victor Janksy; and four sisters, Mamerta A. Jansky, Frances Jansky, Louise K. Jansky,and Marie F. Burns.

Sur v ivors are two sisters, Carolyn J. Drake and husband Ronald of Riesel, Mayme Lister of Waco; and a brother, George W. Jansky and wife ImaJoy of China Spring; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be George Jansky Jr., Jerome Jansky, Terry Drake, Cody Gorgas, Mark Cureton and Fritz A. Burns.

Honorar y Pallbearers w ill be Edward Gorgas, 2nd Lt. Kyle Gorgas, Col. Michael Kershaw, Ronald Drake Jr., Joe Drake and Robert Coker.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.


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