Gerald G. “Jerry” “Jake” Jacovetty, Jr. was called home on Thursday, October 27, 2022, by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to live in paradise for eternity with the blessed trinity. He will be welcomed home by many family members, but no meeting will be sweeter than that with his beloved son Tyler Addison.
Jerry was born in Wheeling, W.Va. on January 15, 1958, the son of Gerald G. Sr. and Lolly Jacovetty.
Jerry was preceded to heaven by his mother, Lolly Jacovetty; his infant sister Marjorie Beth; and son Tyler Addison Jacovetty.
Aside from the birth of his children, if you would ask Jerry what the highlight of his life was, he would talk of meeting his wife, Cathy. They met working at the Capital Music Hall in Wheeling. Their love spanned a 40-year marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy (Coupe) Jacovetty; son Justin Jacovetty and daughter-in-law Sarah; daughter Laura Lee; father, Gerald Jacovetty Sr.; brother Jeffrey Jacovetty and sister-in-law Bonnie; brother John Jacovetty and sister-in-law Judy and their sons (godson) Jacob (fiancée Alyssa) and Joseph Jacovetty; and other extended family.
Jerry was proud of his roots of being raised on Wheeling Island and the camaraderie that existed within that community. He was a 1976 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and remained a member of that community until his death. He graduated from West Liberty College with a degree in accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant, and later attended and graduated from WVU Law School in 1989. He was extremely proud to be both a CPA and attorney. He retired from law in 2019.
One can’t help but mention his contribution to the beginnings of Jamboree in the Hills and his love of working at the Capital Music Hall for many years. You were lucky if you ever heard a story of his days as a chauffeur for musical acts who played at the Capital such as Journey and Kansas.
Jerry was one of kind – a stand-up member of the community. He was willing to lend a helping hand no matter what the circumstance. He always was inclined to give anybody a chance.
He will be dearly missed by a large group of friends who were more like brothers and sisters.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Ruby Memorial Hospital CVICU. With special thanks to Dr. Jalil, Chris, Andrew, and Jessiree.
Sincere thanks are also given to the donor and the family who chose to donate life through organ donation. Jerry was granted 5 ½ extra years in which to make cherished memories with his family and friends with their generous gift.
Friends and family will be received Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 2:30 – 8 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 1300 Eoff St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, November 5, at 10:30 am with Monsignor Kevin Quirk officiating.
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