Jacob E. Kesatie, 101, of Conneaut, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at The Villa at the Lake. He was born March 10, 1918, in North Springfield, PA, and was the son of the late Soloman and Maria (Riisio) Kesatie.
A 1936 graduate of West Springfield (PA) High School, “Jake” attended Wilcox College of Commerce where he studied accounting. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force as Technical Sargent from 1941 to 1945. Following the War, he sailed the Great Lakes for a number of years. He then worked for General Electric, F.C. Russell Company, and retired in 1983 from The Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company in Conneaut. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing in his younger years, wintering in Florida, and also woodcarving, which included a pair of cowboy boots that are displayed in the Ronald Reagan Museum, and hundreds of pairs of little boots he made for various fundraising events for the church.
Jake married June M. Lesperance on May 19, 1951, and she preceded him in death on January 21, 2017. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Impi, Lempi, Toivo, Andrew, Solomon, Martha, Ellen, Sylvia, Wiljo (William,) Elsa, Martin, and his brother John in infancy.
Survivors include a sister-in-law Virginia Plosila of Conneaut; and several nieces and nephews including his caregiver John (Madeleine) Plosila of Conneaut, Susan (Robert) Wallace of Conneaut, and Walter (Laura) Plosila of Queenstown, MD.
Graveside service will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Rt. 20, Conneaut, with Rev. Patrick J. Van De Motter of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Cowle Post #151. A luncheon will be held immediately following at the Marcy Family Center, 180 Harbor St., Conneaut.
The family would like to sincerely thank both The Villa at the Lake and also Hospice of the Western Reserve for their kindness and care they gave Jacob.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Abiding Memorial Fund of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the service and also at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, which has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Abiding Memorial Fund of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
876 Grove St., Conneaut OH 44030