Jack J. Cicolello (SSG, U.S. Army, Retired) went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving wife of 60 years and loving caregivers in his favorite place – home. Son of Florence Salerno and Vincenzo Cicolello. Born on September 23, 1928, in Flushing NY. Jack traveled the world as an Army soldier. He was a paratrooper in the 187th Airborne Division and served in the Korean War. Jack was a member of the specialized unit "the Rakkasan's." He was a decorated veteran having received the Purple Heart, Soldier's Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3 bronze Stars and 1 Arrowhead and the United Nations Medal. Following 20 years of dedicated service to his country, he retired in 1966, where he entered the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as a pastor of various churches throughout the Midwest and New York. Jack worked for the US Government in the medical supply field for the last four years of his working career. He moved to Universal City, TX in 1994 where he spent his remaining years enjoying his retirement. Jack lived his life with passion. He loved to read, tell stories, attempt to fix and install things and collect various items from "Junk shops". He was a great sharp-shooter and loved going to the shooting range. He could communicate well with all. He loved to write letters, send e-mails, and debate with anyone on any topic. He was proud of his Italian heritage and loved a good laugh and a good meal with those he loved. Survivors include: Loving wife: Wilma Kuykendall Cicolello; daughters: Ciccina "Debbie" Cicolello, (Tempe, Arizona); Beverly Cicolello, (Rockford, IL); and granddaughter, Katie Cicolello, (St. Paul, MN), brother: Vincent Cicolello and his wife Carmen (Queens Village, NY), 14 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and many loving caregivers. Funeral services will be held at Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City, TX on Monday, April 14th. Visitation at 11:30 AM, immediately followed by a celebration of Jack's life by the Rev. William Simpson at 12:30 PM. Interment with full military honors will follow immediately at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2:30 PM. Predeceased by his parents, brothers-Anthony, Vito, Guido and sister, Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Superior Hospice through Blessing & Blessing at IBC bank, Account # 2511256010 or mailed to 8000 Vantage Dr. San Antonio, Tx 78230 or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.