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James Robert Nowacki

September 24, 1945 — May 9, 2022



James Robert “Candyman” Nowacki, 76 of Biloxi, MS passed away on May 9, 2022 at home surrounded by family.

He was born on September 24, 1945 in Freeport, PA. He was a graduate of Freeport Area High School. He served as a deacon for many years. He was employed as a food inspector and jet mechanic and was a member of the VFW in D’iberville and had been a member of the American Legion. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam for four years before he enlisted in the Air Force, where he served for eighteen and a half years. He retired from the United States Military as a MsGT. He enjoyed fishing, computers, family, and making people happy.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Nowacki and Helen Mae Schreckengost; his child, James Richard Nowacki; and siblings, Diane (Lizzy) Noble, Donald Bud Sims, Judith Allison, and Patricia Mangini.

He is survived by his wife, Lorri Ann Ball Nowacki; children, Anthony (Gloria) Nowacki, Jonathan (Katherine) Nowacki, Benjamin (Amanda) Nowacki; adopted daughter, Heather (Jeremy) Bellinger; siblings, Carol Jean Parkin; grandchildren, Charles Patrick Bonelli and Ella Rose Diddlemeyer; numerous nieces and nephews; and his two dogs, Onyx and Trixie.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Jim’s name to the American Cancer Society.

A visitation will be held from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Avenue. A private graveside service will be held.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Robert Nowacki.
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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