Cynthia Sue Colwell Jacoby passed away November 18th, 2015 at the age of 66 in St. Louis, Missouri where she was undergoing treatment for melanoma.
Cindy was born on April 30th, 1949 in Meadville, PA to Margaret Davis Colwell and James Allen (AJ) Colwell. She was a 1967 graduate of St. Agatha’s High School and went on to study nursing at Spencer Hospital.
In September, 1971 she joined VISTA/ AmeriCorps and traveled to St. Croix, Virgin Islands where she provided nursing services and health outreach. It was there she met her soon-to-be husband Allyn Brink (Bink) Jacoby. The couple was married in Meadville, PA in October, 1972.
In August, 1973 the couple moved to Northern Virginia where they lived until 2013. The couple raised three children in Woodbridge, VA where they were active and caring parents, deeply supportive of education.
Cindy returned to work in Prince William County Schools serving first as a nurse at Rippon Elementary and then Leesylvania Elementary. Between the two schools, she cared for thousands of children and families. She retired in 2013 and was in the process of moving to Moyock, NC.
Cindy is survived by her husband of 43 years, Allyn Brink Jacoby; her siblings David Allen Colwell (Diane Colwell) of Meadville, PA and Janice Colwell Williams (Rod Williams) of Greenville, PA; a daughter, Meagan Jacoby (Nathan Martin) of St. Louis, Missouri; a son Ryan Jacoby (Stephanie Jacoby) of Brooklyn, NY; a son Timothy Jacoby (Katie Jacoby) of Woodbridge, VA; and five grandsons, Alexander Russell Martin, Gabriel Allyn Martin, Mason James Jacoby, Tyler Mitchell Jacoby, and Henry Shields Jacoby.
Cindy was naturally caring, extremely witty, and never complained. She loved her family more than anything and touched all that met her. Wherever she went, she always ran into somebody who was happy to see her.
A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, 12/1/2015 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Woodbridge VA with a reception following at Montclair Country Club. Father Ramon Baez officiated the ceremony. The family appreciated all that attended to celebrate Cindy’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Melanoma Research Fund, Supporting the work of Dr. Gerald Linette, Washington University, Division of Oncology, Box 8007, Attention: Robert Barczewski, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.
The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD and Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.