Catherine “Katie” Geraldine (Herzog) Jacoby, 90, of Port Clinton, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2014, under Stein Hospice care at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor.
Born April 27, 1924, in Sandusky, Catherine was the daughter of George and Lucille V. (Bechtel) Herzog.
On Nov. 8, 1958, she married Henry A. “Hank” Jacoby, of Sandusky. He served as Port Clinton Police Department chief for 20 years before retiring in 1985.
Catherine was a Sandusky High School graduate. While living in Sandusky, she worked as a receptionist for Dr. D.B. Cuthbertson as well as for Judge Baxter at the Erie County Juvenile Detention Home.
She also worked as a volunteer at the Old Memorial Hospital and was an active member of the V.F.W. band. In Port Clinton, she worked at P.C. Sales and Service in the office and parts department and served as a past president of the Child Guidance Council. In addition, she often volunteered for the Port Clinton schools’ cafeteria system and was a den mother in the Port Clinton chapter of the Cub Scouts of America in the 1970s. She also catered weddings and parties.
Catherine loved to work in the yard and liked to help others. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and making ceramics, which were put on display at Ida Rupp Public Library. She loved to play golf and was skilled in playing both the piano and the accordion. Catherine especially loved to ice skate in her younger years. She was a member of the Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio.
Her survivors include a son, Alan (Cindy) Jacoby of Oak Harbor; two grandchildren, Brynn and Brent Jacoby, whom she babysat and loved dearly; two stepdaughters, Barbara Fox of Sandusky and Kathleen Cote of Columbus; nine stepgrandchildren; four step great-grandchildren and three step great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gloria Herzog of Sandusky; nephew, Father Mark Herzog of Oregon; nephew, George (Wendy) Herzog of Norwalk; cousins; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, on Feb. 7, 2013, when he was 97; parents George A. and Lucille V. Herzog Sr.; sister, Mary L. Schiefley; brother, George Herzog Jr.; and nephew, Charles Schiefley.
Her services will take place 1-2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.
Memorials on Catherine’s behalf can be sent to the Port Clinton Fraternal Order of Police No. 79, 1868 E. Perry St., Port Clinton; or to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St., Port Clinton.
Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.