Pamela Jacoby

Obituary of Pamela G. Huntley Jacoby

Pamela G. Huntley (Polanko) Jacoby passed away on December 21, 2011 at Upstate Medical University Hospital, with her family and friends by her side after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.Pamela was born in Johnson City, NY on December 12, 1950 to Jack and Alice (Weist) Huntley. Graduating from Binghamton North High School in 1968, Pam then studied at Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, NY. Pam spent most of her career in the medical field, but found her passion while teaching the Medical Assistant Program at OCM BOCES. Pam enjoyed many things from reading, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, and traveling, especially to the beach. The most important thing to her was spending time with her loving family and friends. She was active with the Groton City Church and team captain of the Nightcrawlers Relay for Life team.Pam truly embraced life and her greatest gift was her love for her family and friends. Knowing Pam made your life better, she will be missed by all.Pam is survived by her loving husband, Robert Jacoby, of Groton; step children Paul (Ashley) Jacoby, Lara Jacoby, and Sean Jacoby, all of Rochester, NY. She is also survived by one sister, Susan H. Parks of Canton, PA. Nieces and nephew Roberta (Andrew) Plew of McGraw, NY; Christine (Randy) Jennings of Granville Summit, PA; Michael (Allison) Parks of McGraw, NY; Katherine Parks of Canton, PA, as well as a great niece, four great nephews; a sister-in-law Debbie (Ed) Polanko-Baker; a nephew and niece Jered Polanko-Baker and Hannah Polanko-Baker all of Cortland, NY. Pam is also survived by her dear, adopted daughter Rebekah (Jon) Loparco of Cortland, NY and several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous other very special friends. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Lester Huntley and Gwendolyn Corneby, maternal grandparents Walter and Carmella Weist, her parents Jack and Alice Huntley along with several aunts and uncles.Calling Hours will be held from 11am to 1 pm on Thursday, December 29th, with a Funeral Service to celebrate Pam's wonderful life immediately following at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. Burial will follow at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, donations in Pam's name may be made to the Relay for Life team, Nightcrawlers 88 Greenbush St, Cortland, NY 13045. To offer on line condolences visit www.wright-beard.com Pam was an amazing woman and a true inspiration. She was my teacher at OCM. She made going back to school a wonderful experience. She will be remembered for her humor and love of life. Rest in Peace Pam. You will be missed. Lucinda Monk Pam, you will be missed by many. You stood by me through Medical Assistant Classes and when I became an LPN. I will miss seeing your smiling face at the Relay for Life. I love you and may you have no more pain ever again. Janette Knapp Pam was the best teacher I ever had,she worked with me to be able to begin a new career in the medical field where I am still using my skills she has taught me 7 1/2 years later. She was there with me every step of the way and I will never forget her,I will miss her touring the hospital with her new future medical students..God surely needed a new angel up there with him. SHERRY JOHNSON Pam was my medical assistant instuctor from August 2008 to February 2009. She was very down to earth and in her own way encouraged me to do well in what I do. She was the one who told me I found my niche in medical transcription. I will always remember her kindness & her laugh. God Bless you Pam! :) Pam - you are one of the most amazing people I have ever known. Always there for everyone and doing things with so much love. You were an amazing leader of our Relay for Life team and always positive no matter what was happening in your life. I will miss you immensely. Thank you so much for your very special love and genuine friendship. Sharon Sweet-Lanphear I have known Pam for most of my hospital career. I have never known anyone who can be the upbeat during such terrible times. She always had smile for me and gave me inspiration during my mom's illness. She always put others before herself and never gave up fighting for what she believed in. The students have truly lost a very special person. Rosemary J. Barletta
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