Christine J. Jacoby

b. 19 August 1945, d. 20 June 2007
  • Christine J. Jacoby was born on 19 August 1945.
  • The following appeared on 20 August 1945 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: (Births at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital) To Lieutenant and Mrs. John Otto Jacoby, 1628 South avenue, August 19, a daughter.
  • The following appeared on July 1964 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Miss Christine Jacoby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Jacoby Sr., 10021 Black Creek Drive, is the bride of Guy Richard Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Perry of Rochester.
         The newlyweds are making their home at 960 Dewey Ave., Rochester, until September when they will tour Germany before resuming their studies at the University of Buffalo. They are both holders of regent scholarships.
         The nuptial ceremony was performed by Pastor Jack Koscis at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, July 3 (1964).
         Gowned in peau de soie, the bride was given in marriage by her father. Attending her was her sister, Miss Dorothy Jacoby, gowned in blue peau de soie.
         Jerauld Hodges, Rochester, was best man, Richard F. Dunning and John O. Jacoby Jr. ushered.
         A reception was held in the church hall after the ceremony.
  • She married Earl E. Walck on 28 October 1967.
  • The following appeared on 31 October 1967 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Miss Christine Jacoby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Jacoby, 10021 Black Creek Drive, became the bride of Earl Walck, Medina, in a double ring ceremony Saturday (Oct. 28, 1967) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
         The Rev. Theodore L. Menter officiated at the 7 p.m. service.
         The bride wore a floor length sheath style gown of pale blue crepe fashioned with a Wateau train trimmed with Chantilly lace. A matching petal headpiece trimmed with pearls secured her short veil and she wore a corsage of white daisy pompons.
         Miss Marie Jacoby was junior bridesmaid for her sister. She wore a similarly styled gown of pale blue and carried white daisy pompons.
         A. Clarence Walck, Medina, was best man for his brother.
         A reception was held in the church hall immediately after their ceremony. Guests from New York City, Rochester and Medina were present.
         On their return from a wedding trip to the Pocono Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. Walck will make their home in 68th St.
  • Christine J. Jacoby died on 20 June 2007 at age 61.
  • The following appeared on 24 June 2007 in The Buffalo News: Christine (Walck) Jacoby of Niagara Falls, age 61, died on June 17, 2007, ending a life-long struggle to live. She was predeceased by her parents, Betty Jane (Boos) Jacoby and John Otto Jacoby; she is survived by her dear friend and longtime companion Marjorie E. Gillies; and two children, Kristen Marie (Walck) Parsons (William) and Douglas Kammerer Walck (Stephanie Ripple), and their father, Earl E. Walck; her grandson, Dean Douglas Walck; her siblings, Dorothy Rice (Charles), John Otto Jacoby Jr. (Eleanor), Marie Jacoby Finkelman (Alan), Robert Jacoby (Donna); her uncle, Richard Jacoby (Jean); her cousins Richard Dunning (Louise), Clara Kroetsch, the late Sharon Kroetsch and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ms. Jacoby graduated with high honors from LaSalle Senior High School in 1963. She attended the SUNY at Buffalo and graduated from Niagara University, with an award for excellence in accounting that was presented to her by Mother Teresa. Ms. Jacoby was a member of Mensa. She was a journalist who wrote for the Lockport Union Sun and Journal and the Niagara Gazette. She became the first regional controller for USA Today newspapers in Western New York. She later became Business Manager for Kelley and Kensington Business Institute, Spinneybeck Leather Corporation, and Planned Parenthood of Niagara. Prior to retirement in 1991, she managed the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Niagara University. Ms. Jacoby volunteered at the Niagara County Crisis Hotline, was a co-founder of the local chapter of the National Organization for Women and served as a member of the YWCA Board. She advocated for civil rights and the disadvantaged, especially children. A resident of the Love Canal area, she championed environmental causes. Her hobbies included reading, carpentry, sewing and medical research. She was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara, where a Memorial Service will be held on a date to be announced. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the NFMMC Foundation, 621 Tenth Street, Niagara Falls, NY, especially the Child Advocacy Center or Behavioral Health Services Unit, or the First UU Church of Niagara, 639 Main Street, Niagara Falls. Arrangements by the Lane Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Last Edited: 12 Oct 2013

Family: Earl E. Walck b. 1 July 1930, d. 8 February 2009