John R. Yacula Jr., 70, of Bayonne, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center in Montclair, NJ. He was born and raised in Jersey City before settling in Bayonne several years ago.
John served his country proudly in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of sergeant. After completing his military duties he worked for the Prentiss Book Company as a supervisor, a position he held for many years.
John was predeceased by parents, John Sr. and Helen (nee: Grabowski) Yacula. Left to cherish his loving memory are his sister Mary Lapinski and husband Thomas and two nieces, Jennifer Lapinski and Darlene Lapinski-Kaczka and husband Chris.
A memorial mass with John’s ashes present will be held in his honor on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 am from the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 39 East 22nd St., Bayonne. Everyone is asked to assemble in front of church at 10:45 am.
Don't grieve for me now, I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much;
good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
for God wanted me now.
He set me free.
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