Laura Lee “Lolly” Jacovetty, was called home on Sunday, September 4, 2022, by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to live in paradise for eternity with the Blessed Trinity. She was welcomed home by many family members and friends, but especially by her daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth Jacovetty, who passed away at birth, and her grandson, Tyler A. Jacovetty.
Lolly was born in Wheeling West Virginia, on January 26, 1938, the daughter of Marjorie Lee Williams McKown.
Lolly was preceded to heaven by her mother, Marjorie Lee Williams McKown; her daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth Jacovetty, and her grandson, Tyler A. Jacovetty; and her cousin, but more importantly her lifelong friend, Patricia Kleinedler.
The highlight of her life, besides the birth of her children and grandchildren was, that chance meeting at Wheeling High School with her high school sweetheart and lifelong love Jerry Jacovetty. That chance meeting led to their wedding on June 2, 1956, and thereafter to sixty-six years of life together.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Gerald G. Jacovetty, Sr.; son, Gerald G. Jacovetty, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Catherine; son, Jeffrey J. Jacovetty, and daughter-in-law Bonnie; son John M. Jacovetty, and daughter-in-law Judy; grandchildren Justin N. Jacovetty, and his wife Sarah; her favorite granddaughter, Laura Lee Jacovetty; grandson Jacob V. Jacovetty and his fiancée, Alyssa; and grandson Joseph M. Jacovetty; her brother Gregg Smith, and his wife Jean Smith; along with many lifelong friends.
She was proud of her sons and daughters-in-law, but there was no doubt she was exceptionally proud of her grandchildren. One had to look closely in order to find out that there was a refrigerator behind the tribute she had created over 35 years to each of them through their pictures and acknowledgments of their successes.
She was also proud of being a lifelong resident of Wheeling Island, which she passed on to her sons. She retired after many years of service from Stone and Thomas Department Stores, where she was the manager of the Bridal Registry Department. She helped many, many brides put together their dream weddings. She was also very involved with the family parish Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and School during the 1960s and 1970s. The best advice she passed on was “that you can always find someone in a worse situation than you.”
There will be a Mass of Christian burial at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on September 10, 2022, at 11 a.m., with a visitation hour with the family commencing at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow immediately afterwards in Church basement.
The Family wishes to thank the staff of Amedysis Hospice and the staff at Park Health for the care each provided to Lolly.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Tyler A. Jacovetty Foundation, Inc. c/o Laura Jacovetty, 8 Poplar Avenue, Wheeling, West Virginia, 26003, which provides tuition assistance for Wheeling Central Catholic students who demonstrate financial need.
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Wheeling.