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John "Jake" Semian
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1938
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 2009
Lake Ariel
Wayne County
Pennsylvania, USA

John "Jake' Semian, of Jefferson Twp., died Friday afternoon at home of an apparent heart attack. Born November 22, 1938, he was son of the late Michael and Anna Matyas Semian. An outstanding center, Jake was recruited out of the 1956 Taylor High School Class by Al Davis, the current owner of the Oakland, Raiders, to play for him at the Citadel, where he spent his early college career. He later transferred to the University of Houston where he was their starting center until graduation in 1961. Jake was best known in our area as the founder of the North Pocono Trojans High School football program, where he coached his teams to two suburban conference championships. Following Jake's wishes, he was cremated and there will be no viewing. A celebration of his life will be at later date. Arrangements Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor.

Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: John P. Birosak
Record added: Apr 07, 2011
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