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Julius F. Iacocca

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Yocco’s Inc.

Julius F. Iacocca, 93, of South Whitehall Township, died Jan. 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Phyllis A. (Rose) Iacocca for 70 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Theodore and Assunta (Cocca) Iacocca.

He was a 1943 graduate of Allentown High School and a 1948 graduate of Lehigh University.

He was a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps during World War II. He completed officer training at the University of Notre Dame.

He became the second generation co-owner of Yocco’s Inc. along with his brother, Albert M. Iacocca. He retired in 1993 but remained an adviser to his son Gary.

A golfer, he was a longtime member of Brookside Country Club.

He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Linda S. Iacocca of Erin, N.Y.; Cheryl A. and her husband Jack Kogelman of Northampton, Gary J. of Allentown and Lisa and her husband Dr. Mark Shoenberger of Emmaus; and two siblings, Dr. Victor and his wife Priscilla Iaccoca of Broomall and Gloria Krause of Allentown.

He was predeceased by a son, Gregory; a brother, Albert M. Iacocca; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Jean (Eakin) Iacocca.

There will be a calling time for family and friends 4-8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the funeral home, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown. Services are private.

Contributions may be made to Mercy School for Special Learning, 830 S. Woodward St., Allentown, 18103; or to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, Coopersburg, 18036.

Arrangements were made by J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home Inc.