The Obit For Joe Dykes

Joseph Zaikowski

Published in Scranton Times on August 28, 2010

Joseph "Dykes" Zaikowski, 95, of Dickson City, died Thursday at the Dunmore Healthcare, where he had been a resident. His wife, the former Margaret Boroushak, died in 1973.

Born in Dickson City, son the late Anthony and Stephanie Zaikowski, he was a lifelong resident of Dickson City and a graduate of Dickson City High School.

He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a past member of local American Legions. Prior to retirement, he was a pipefitter for the Pennsylvania Gas & Water Co. He was a member of the St. Mary's Visitation Church in Dickson City. In his younger days, he played third base for the St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A farm team. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching baseball and football.

Surviving are two sons, Jan Zaikowski and wife, Vanessa, Scranton; and Dr. James Zaikowski, Great Neck, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Anna Zaikowski; two grandsons, Michael and Dane Zaikowski; a sister, Arlene Cellerari, Hyde Park section of Scranton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Zaikowski; and three sisters, Jean Petrotta, Bridget Persell and Stella Cherney.

The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Yurkanin Funeral Home, 1115 Main St., Dickson City, with Mass at 9:30 in the St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. Interment, St. Mary's cemetery, Dickson City.

Friends may call Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m.