Mary Ellen Jacoby

Born: 07/05/1924 Passed:

Mary Ellen Jacoby

Mary Ellen Jacoby, daughter of Hylda and Ed Carey, passed away on August 29, 2016.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” and her sons Michael and James.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Jacoby and Amy (Brian) Buttermore, son Daniel, and his partner Ernesto Jabibi, daughter-in-law Martha Poole Jacoby, granddaughters Sara (Robert) Garrison and Jessica Buttermore and great -grandchildren Amber Webb and Tyler Garrison.

In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Contributions may be made to Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton OH 44708, or to the James P. Jacoby Central Catholic High School Scholarship Fund, in memory of her son, at 4824 Tuscarawas St. Canton OH 44708. Special thanks to the Aultman Hospital nurses and aides who became like family to us. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at

Heritage Cremation Society



6 Tributes to Mary Ellen Jacoby

  1. Marianna says:

    Mary Ellen was an important part of my life and I will miss her until I take my final breath…She made me laugh, she drank martinis with me, and most of all she listened and gave advice when I needed it. She was like having a second mother. Mary Ellen lived life with class and intelligence…and of course laughter. ..her boys…and those who went before her. She was ready…Cheers to you, Mary Melon!

  2. Cindy Lioi & family says:

    My parents, Edward & Terry Schillig, join me in sending sincerest
    sympathy & heartfelt condolences to Mary Ellen’s entire family on
    her recent passing. I have the best memories of Mary Ellen’s
    immensely helpful assistance with the Ohio Reads program a few
    years ago. She was such a great volunteer in that program.
    Obviously she will be missed so much by so many.

  3. Ernesto Jabibi says:

    I would not know where to begin, Mary Ellen was not just my mother-in-law, she was like a mother to me just like she was to many, many people who knew her.
    This is a woman who had always an open mind, smart, extremely good hearted, elegant and funny.
    I have shared many wonderful moments with Mary Ellen throughout all the many years I have known her which I will always treasure them deep in my heart.
    Her departure leaves an empty space in my life never to be filled by anyone, I am certainly very fortunate to be a part of the Jacoby family and to have such fond memories of our trips and times together. I will forever be grateful for all that I have learned from a very special human being. You will be highly missed Mary Ellen.????????

  4. Marv and Judy Laughlin says:

    It’s just not possible to put all of our thoughts into words at this time, but we are going to make an attempt to share some of them with you in the hopes that you will know how much we care. When a friendship is measured not in months or years, or even decades, but over a period that exceeds a half century, rare and wonderful are words that come to mind. I was first greeted into your home when I counted my age in years fewer than ten. And then grade school, and CCHS, and college and then what came after. I introduced Judy to you as a teenager, and you were there for our wedding an all that has come after. And the years passed, and then our children marked their first visits to your living room by the time they were weeks or months old.

    Mary Ellen and Jack did not manage a home and family on Montrose over those many years, they managed a “safe house” for all the friends of Mike, Sue, Jim, Amy and Danny. It was a place filled with laughter and joy, and sometimes tears, but it was always a place we felt safe. No matter what phase of life all of us were going through–and there were some crazy ones–your home was a place we could be ourselves and express our views without fear of rebuke. The goofier we got the more Mary Ellen and Jack seemed to take delight in our stories and attitudes (although I’m sure they had some interesting conversations about what had gone on after some of those late night talkathons). The worst reaction you could get from Jack might be a gruff snort and a shake of the head as he retreated to his office–only to emerge minutes later for more of the blather. And Mary Ellen might walk to the kitchen, but it was only to bring something else out to eat or drink for all of us. What a crew we were!

    And after we had grown up–to the extent we could–we would still come back for Christmas to catch up on the latest news, even in the year it was a tragedy. And then there were buckets of tears, but hopes too, for what turned out to be a change of fortune for Amy and Brian’s daughter. (Jim would not allow a dark cloud to linger for long!) John and Keely still remember coming over and having a fuss made over them, and their memories of fun and chaos and safety are the same we had growing up and hanging out with you.

    Although our hearts are filled with sorrow at news of Mary Ellen’s passing, they are dominated by thoughts of gratitude for being so lucky to share this life’s journey we are all on. Lord knows what would have become of us if we had not had that safe place to come to during all the important times of our lives.

    Marv and Judy

  5. Barb Euphrat says:

    So sorry about Mary Ellen’s passing. I always enjoyed
    having dinner with her.

  6. Josette Capuano says:

    My sincere condolences to all of the Jacoby family. Mrs. Jacoby would come to our home weekly to get her hair done. Mom’s Thursday (I think) Morning customers, were my favorites, and of course, Mrs. Jacoby was one of them. She and the others were more than “customers”, they were friends. There was plenty of love and laughter in our home when they were there. Mrs. Jacoby was one of my “other mothers,” and very special to me. Mom and Mrs. Jacoby kept in touch for all the many years afterwards. I enjoyed being updated on the family, and her friendship meant so much. I know that she will be missed by all who knew her.

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