Born in February 3, 1950, in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son the late Leon J. and Veronica M. (Armitage) Jarrabet.
He was a 1968 graduate of Connetquot High School in Bohemia, NY.
Prior to moving to Bradford, he worked in the New York City area as a truck driver for Entenmann's Bakery and as an auto mechanic.
In 1973, he moved to Bradford and worked for Paterniti Lumber Company for a number of years. He joined the Bradford City Police Force in July of 1981 and served as an officer until he was promoted to Detective in 1992. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1995 and retired from duty in 2009.
In addition to serving on the police force, Mr. Jarrabet worked several different jobs during his career, including, Tops Markets in shipping, Zippo Manufacturing in Security and for the Bradford City Water Authority.
He was a member of St. Bernard Church and the William Hanley Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police for many years.
He is survived by two daughters, Bernadette Jarrabet, of Woonsocket, RI and Claudette Haner, of Bradford; seven grandchildren, Eddy Jarrabet, Deion Jarrabet, Noah Upshur, Hannah Upshur, Jonathan Upshur, Sierra Campbell and Nick Haner; three sisters, Barbara Edwards, of Andover, NY, Veronica Edwards, of Allen, TX and Frances Jarrabet, of Bradford; a brother, Leon Jarrabet, of Montreal, Quebec; a brother in law, Nathan Edwards of Cuba, NY; his former wife, Carol Jarrabet of Bradford and her children, David Frenz, Richard Frenz and Traci Frenz and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Edwards.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard Church at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 25, 2013 with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and mausoleum entombment will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Zachary P. Vigliotti Scholarship Fund, PO Box 434, Bradford, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.