Charles (Chuck) Jacoby, was born in 1932 and lived in Helena, MT most of his life. He attended St. Helena Grade School and Cathedral High School before attending Montana State College (now Montana State University) majoring in Architectural Engineering and, later, graduating from the University of Montana in Business Accounting. The rest of his life he was an avid Griz fan.
He worked with his father in the family business (Jacoby’s Store for Men) and later became owner-manager. Many people appreciated his attention to detail, outstanding customer service and high quality professional clothing. His ability to pick out a person’s size without measuring was amazing. Among his distinguished clients were a high percentage of our regional law enforcement officers who he supplied with uniforms. He was active in the Downtown Merchants Association, and Business Manager of the Tour Train. This continued until his retirement in 1985.
He served on the Board of Directors at American Federal Savings & Loan (now Opportunity Bank), a position he held for 28 years, retiring as vice chairman.
An only child, his parents/grandparents encouraged him with hobbies. These were developed throughout his life, including: radio control model plane & boat building, steam engine building, lathe metal & wood machining, cabinetry, photography, clock building and listening to classical music. He was a published author with articles in Fine Woodworking and Stereo Review magazines and was invited to the Smithsonian for his work with model building. Throughout Helena and Montana, he had many friends.
He was a talented golfer, playing for the University of Montana. As his love of golfing was distracted with a family, he then migrated to boating at the Gates of the Mountains which the entire family enjoyed with him over the years.
During college, he dated Rosemary Sloan and they were married for almost 65 years. Together they raised four children and enjoyed taking country drives, photography, traveling, boating and their many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Duke & Lorna Jacoby and Danny Butler (grandson). He is survived by the love of his life, Rosemary and their children and spouses: Mark Jacoby (Kristie), Lynn Butler (Don), Marla Jacoby-Mousseau (Paul), and Meg Jacoby (Bob White). Grandchildren include: Matt, Amy, David (& Kaity), Alex (Diana), Kenzie (Jimmy) & Katherine (Dale), Ashley (Abdiel), Tevin, Mariah, Alyssa and Carly. Great-grandchildren include: Gracie, Brandon, Leliana, Hannah, Kambria, Kannon, Clark, and Quinn.
A funeral Mass will be held 12:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3rd, at Cathedral of Saint Helena, 530 N Ewing St. In Lieu of flowers, the family askes donations be made in Chuck’s name to Frontier Home Health and Hospice, 800 Front St, Helena, MT 59601. Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Chuck.