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Jean C. (Clayton) Tapocik

July 1, 1933 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 88)


Jean C. Tapocik, 88, of Michigan City, IN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
She was born July 1, 1933, in McKeesport, PA, to the late Vincent and Kathryn (Fowler) Clayton. On May 18, 1957, she married the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, John Tapocik, who preceded her in death on May 21, 2018.
Surviving are her daughters, Kathleen (Shaun) Fowler of Logansport, IN, Bonnie Kmiecik of Trail Creek, IN and Susan (Dion) Paholski of Trail Creek, IN; grandchildren, Stacy Robinson, Carrie (Aaron) Griffin, Ashley (Jeff) Jehl, Thomas Kutch, Austin Paholski and Abigail Paholski; and five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Willow, and Daniel Griffin, and Elise and Henry Jehl.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Vincent Clayton.
Jean was blessed to have five wonderful caregivers; Kathryn Thomas, LaJuana White, Toni White, Felicia Stantz and Cheryl Ramsey who provided excellent care and became part of her family. The family would also like to thank her nurse, April and her bath aide, Priscilla from Dunes Hospice. They were beyond professional, helpful and compassionate. They definitely made her end of life better.
Jean was the most loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family meant the world to her and there wasn't anything she wouldn't do for them.
She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Jean will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for her quick wit and funny sense of humor. She also had such love and compassion for others.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral home & Crematory on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 12 p.m. until the 1:00 p.m blessing service in the funeral home chapel. Fr. Vincent Velas will officiate. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at
Contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 411 W. 11th St., Michigan City, IN 46360.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
October 4, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Jaycox -Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory
2703 O'Neil Boulevard
McKeesport, PA 15132

Blessing Service
October 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Jaycox-Jaworksi Funeral Home Chapel
2703 O'Neil Boulevard
McKeesport, PA 15132


New St. Joseph Cemetery
1443 Lincoln Highway
North Versailles, PA 15137

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