Jack R. DaRosa, 80, of Frackville, formerly of Boston, Mass, passed away Wednesday morning at Schuylkill Medical Center, East Norwegian St., Pottsville.
Born in Lynn, Mass, he was a son of the late Joaquim and Cidalia Roach DaRosa.
He was a graduate of the Boston Technical High School, in 1954, Fisher Junior College, Boston; and attended Harvard University where he studied Business Administration and graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy.
Jack served in the United States Air Forced for 37 years, attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His distinguished serviced career includes time served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Granada, Panama and the Persian Gulf War.
He became a Massachusetts State Trooper and also worked for the Central Secret Service as a detective in Boston, Mass. He owned and operated the Landmark Detective Agency in Boston, Mass.
Jack was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Frackville; a life member and Past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10334, Waltham, Mass. He held offices in the District, State and National Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations. A Life member and Past commander of the American Legion in Boston, Mass and a life member of the American Legion Post #398, Frackville. Life member of the Sampson Airforce Base Veterans, the Blind Veterans Association, Washington, DC; a member of the National Federation of the Blind; the Middlesex county Sheriffs Association and a former member of the BPOE Elks.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Jones
He is survived by his wife Linda R. Bradbury DaRosa to whom he was married 18 years; daughters; Michele Spearin, Falmouth, Mass; Lynn Bower, Harrisburg and Deborah Yarnell, Indiana; a son, James Shadel, Harrisburg; three granddaughters, Samantha and Amanda Spearin, Falmouth, Mass and Alexandra Bower, Harrisburg; nieces and nephews
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning in Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Robert Finlan, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, and again from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Interment with Military Honors will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville.