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John James Iacono Feb 18, 1928 - Oct 29, 2019

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John James Iacono, age 91, passed away peacefully at his home on October 29th.  Born, raised and educated in Chester, John attended Dewey Mann Grammar School and graduated from Chester High School in 1946. John earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from St. Joseph’s University in 1951. John proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He and his family lived in Brookhaven for many years and resided in Glen Mills for the last 43 years.

John began his career in Cancer Research working for Hahnemann Hospital and Atlas Labs.  In 1966, John started his own business, Brookside Clinical Laboratory Inc., which has grown to more than 80 employees; all of whom he thought of as family.   

John enjoyed playing the drums, working outside in the yard, and watching the game of baseball, especially his favorite player, Joe DiMaggio. He was devoted to his Catholic faith and was a longtime active parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Glen Mills.  John was a kind and gentle person whose passion in life was his family.  John and his wife Dorothy had a collaborative and caring relationship. It was based on mutual support and a deep love for each other. He will be missed by all but never forgotten.

He was the son of the late Michael and Nellie (DiMeglio) Iacono and the husband of the love of his life, the late Dorothy Sabol Iacono (decd. 2012).

SURVIVORS: His caring daughters, Michele and Annette Iacono, his cherished grandchildren, Natalie Trento (Tommaso) and Christina Gibbs (Frank), and his treasured great grandchidren Teodoro, Philip, and Isadora.

VISITATION: Monday evening from 6-8 pm at the Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave, Aston and Tuesday morning from 9:15-10:15 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 340 Valleybrook Road, Glen Mills 19342.

FUNERAL MASS: Tuesday at 10:30 am at the church.

BURIAL: Immediately following the mass in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church at the above address.


Service Location

St. Thomas The Apostle Church

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Begins: Nov 05, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am

430 Valleybrook Road

Glen Mills, PA 19342

Cemetery Location

St. Thomas The Apostle Cemetery

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Nov 05, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am

430 Valleybrook Road

Glen Mills, PA 19342


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Michelle Russo says:

Submitted on: Nov 06, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories.

alberta m roux says:

Submitted on: Nov 05, 2019

I was very sorry to hear about Mr. Iacono. I didn't know him, but would say hello if I saw him at his mailbox . My condolences to his family

Kathy Zaleski says:

Submitted on: Nov 04, 2019

So Sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Mr I

Tresa Baker says:

Submitted on: Nov 04, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family.I will miss him very much And I'm so glad I had the pleasure of knowing him.Sending prays and love to the family

Kathy Duckworth Francis says:

Submitted on: Nov 03, 2019

So sorry to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.