Joseph A. Jarzobski, M.D.
April 3, 1940 – November 19, 2020
Dr. Joseph Anthony Jarzobski “Dr. J”, 80, of Omaha, passed away on November 19, 2020.
Dr. J was born on April 3,1940 to Marie “Curly” (D’Alessandro) and Edward “Eddie” Jarzobski in Worcester, MA. After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester in 1958, he went on to study at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester and then received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha in 1965, specializing in Cardiology. After graduating from medical school, Dr. J joined Dr. Hugh Levin at Bergen Mercy Cardiology Specialist where he worked for 53 years.
High school sweethearts, Dr. J married his cherished wife, Geraldine “Jerry” (Rahaim) in Worcester in 1962. Joe and Jerry spent 63 years together, having four children, Patricia “Patty,” Anthony “Tony,” Edward “Eddie” and Joanne. They loved to travel around the world with their friends and host the biggest celebrations in their home, the pool was always open.
Dr. J was dedicated to providing for his family and giving them the life he felt they deserved and the chance to chase their dreams. His family meant more to him than anything else. He was unendingly proud of his children, and always tried his best to support them. Dr. J lived by one motto: do the right thing and he always did the right thing. Dr. J was a devout member of St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church in Omaha since the early 1970’s.
Dr. J was a devoted Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics fan. He waited 64 years to watch the Sox win the World Series at America’s most beloved ballpark (Fenway Park) in 2004 and never missed an opportunity to sing “Sweet Caroline” during the 7th inning stretch. Dr. J rarely missed a College World Series Game or Creighton game; he would often be found watching his granddaughters play softball or basketball in his free time.
Dr. J loved Mickey Mouse, loved to shoot hoops and had a fierce left-handed hook shot, loved to go for a run and ran many races, and especially enjoyed finishing his day swimming laps in his pool; Cape Cod was his second home and there never were too many beach days or too much lobster.
Anyone who knew Dr. J knew that he was a loving father, an attentive husband and devoted doctor, working hard to help his patients live longer lives.
Dr. J was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jerry; his four children: Patty (Emily), Tony (Brenda), Eddie (Stacia) and Joanne; and his four beautiful granddaughters: Nicole, Katelyn, Alexis and Kensie, and a multitude of grand-dogs in several states who will miss his excessive treat tossing.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association, Operation Smile and Alzheimer’s Foundation. Due to Covid-19, burial and services will be private.
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