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Jack B. Bicoff

May 10, 1929 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 90)

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MAY 1st, 2020 Friday Jack B. Bicoff, loving father, husband, brother, and uncle. Jack was born May 10th 1929 to Jesse and Mary Bicoff. He joined WW2 at age 15 after discharge from that he also enlisted in the Korean War. After the wars he met Frances “Chippy” Bicoff at a dance. They married on August 14, 1960. They had 1 daughter , Robin Rose Bicoff born, June 27th 1965. Jack dedicated the rest of his life working in Insurance, he was the president of Chestnut East Agency. The money he made took care of his family. Giving the filled lives. He never thought of himself. He always helped his family, even when he was too tired, he’d drive here and there to help out. He took Frances and Robin out a lot. He paid for his daughter’s college, her braces and her cars. Always making sure the car was working properly and fully gassed up. He was also a stubborn man, he was independent his whole life till July 24, 2019 when he had his first and only heart attack. He was in and out of the hospital after that for 5 more times with long stays. He wanted to drive his car again. He eventually pulled it out of the garage in Feb 2020 and jacked up the tires and put air in them. . He turned 90 on May 10th 2019. He went out with his daughter and sister Penny and nephew in law Jimmy to the Olive Garden. This would be his last birthday celebration. As for driving, he drove his whole life till July 24th 2019. He would rise with the sun each day and was out running his errands, the junk yard, the dollar store, Wilson’s meats. He went to see his wife every day and bring her clothes home. He never missed a day. The last time he was to see her was on Christmas day 2019. They took lots of pictures the three of them. Jack loved all things buffet! He used to say, “eat all you want, It’s paid for” he loved his salts on everything, garlic and onion salt. He loved Fried chicken legs and deserts. For his upcoming 91st b-day he wanted to eat KFC. He said he had no intentions of “kicking the bucket” as he always put it. His daughter became his full time caregiver at home. She made sure he had his meds, ate good, watched his favorite programs and radio shows. He loved Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh. She drove him where ever he wanted to go, although he would not admit he was getting tired he pushed himself. He told his daughter the past week that “without you, I’d be dead” He also told her he loved and appreciated everything she does for him. She loved him very much and enjoyed taking care of him. After all, he took care of her. Jack will be missed by lots of people. He was known as the “youngest”90 yr old. He kept his hair from going gray. He was a “JACK OF ALL TRADES” Could fix a flat, he knew how to wire up the house to get all his VCR’s working. He was a mechanic, a plumber, a roofer, and electrician and cement guy, He fixed anything and everything. He loved electronics and loved all kinds of tape recorders thru the years. He took pride in everything and was very proud. Jack loved all animals but had a fondness for cats and always had a cat in the house. Jack is survived by his wife of 60 yrs Frances “Chippy” Bicoff (nee Bloom), his daughter Robin Rose Bicoff, a dad to her for 55 yrs. Brother of Penny Sklar (nee Young/Bicoff) Uncle to Steven Young and many other family members. He will be truly missed. He was about to turn 91 this year 2020 on May 10th. 9 days shy. He was not ready to die, he had lots more to do, lots more projects he was working on around the home and had plans to drive again with his daughter. He would constantly say, “I don’t want to die, I want to get better, maybe have an operation that will make me like my old self again. “ When his daughter would walk in his room and fluff and his pillows and turn the radio on and get is glasses…she’d ask if he were okay and he’d say “I’m not dying” he wanted to live to be 98 and out live his father who was 97. If anything he used to say he’d love to at least live two more years. He was hoping to see his daughter turn 62. Sadly he couldn’t . He gave this new way of life his all. Eventually due to being so stubborn, He did things his way. We can’t go back and change things and keep saying ”what if, what if” it was his choice. He lived an adventures life and was very smart. His daughter will never forget him, if not for her dad, she would not have lived the life she did. She was able to tell him how much he meant to her and all he did for her and how she was grateful and cared so much about him. He told her he loved her and appreciated all she did. Both of them were never good with showing emotion to each other but this time is was different. She had him pre-sign up coming holiday cards and birthday cards so she will have something to look forward to on special days. Forever in his daughter Robin’s heart. She loved him dearly. In lieu of flowers donations in Jack's memory may be made to Robin Bicoff c/o Raffeo-DiCecco Memorial Home 19 East Germantown Pike  Norristown, PA 19401

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