December 14, 1939January 29, 2021

David John Jachlewski, 81 of Liberty, MO passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home in Liberty. David was born December 14, 1939 to John and Helen Jachlewski in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from Kensington High School in Buffalo he attended Pharmacy School at SUNY Buffalo. As a young person, he had a friend who lived across the street and they would send signals to one another at night with flash lights. On April 4, 1964, he married this friend, his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy Ann Semrak at the Transfiguration Catholic Church in Buffalo. For years David was co-owner of Towne Edge Pharmacy in Depew and always made sure the pharmacy remained open during winter storms as to ensure availability of needed medicines for customers and first responders. David was a parishioner at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Along with raising their three children, the couple enjoyed going to parks to take nature walks which gave them the opportunity to share their mutual hobby of photography. They also enjoyed visiting Niagara Falls, touring wineries, and taking annual summer family trips to Toronto, Canada. David was an avid member of the Buffalo Rifle and Revolver Club as well as the Alden Rod and Gun Club. When he was younger he held a pilots license and loved flying his favorite Cessna out of Akron airport in New York.

David is preceded in death by his parents John and Helen, his wife Dorothy and his son Christopher. He is survived by his son Dale of Los Angeles, CA his daughter Trisha of Kansas City, MO, and family and friends.

Internment will be in the St. Matthew's Cemetery, in Buffalo, NY alongside his wife. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Liberty Hospital Hospice in Liberty, MO.


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Ken Gerber

February 15, 2021

Dear Dale and Trish,

I remember your Dad, my friend and fraternity brother ----
I remember our Florida trip, all 8 of us, (the magnificent 8 -----
I remember working with him at Cleve-Hill Drug as pharmacy students -----
I remember him picking me up for school often-----
Dave was a true friend and a fine man of character -----

Regards, Ken Gerber

Sandra Buchanan

February 9, 2021

My condolences in the loss of your father. I just learned today of his passing. We had met through our local Home Association. Always appreciated his input on topics and his taking time to be there. May God be a comfort to you and his extended family.

Kelly Jo Sunday

February 8, 2021

Trish & Dale - I’m having the best memories flooding back to me of times in your home growing up —- always so fun cuz my house was so quiet!! Especially on Christmas Eve - your parents knew how to entertain where everyone was relaxed and having a great time....even the little aunts whispering in Polish in the corner!! Your Dad was a rock for all of us - especially my Mum. He will always have a special place in my heart. And our hearts are with you guys during this difficult time. Sending so much love and hugs.

Leslie Hoiden

February 7, 2021

Dale and Trisha,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your father’s laughter. It was such a joyous sound. You had to smile. I remember when I failed my first road test, only your dad could make me feel better. He told me that he did too. I thought if such a great man could get though this, so could I. A big deal at that age. Another wonderful memory I have is when I would go to the pharmacy and wait for Chris to finish work. Mr. J would always treat me like a guest in his store. He would take the time to chat with me no matter what he was doing. A wonderful man with a wonderful family. You will continue to be in my prayers.

Paulette Bruce

February 5, 2021

Dale & Trisha:
Your dad was simply a gem! We have fond memories of spending time with him when we went to Lewiston to see him and gramma.
He had a subtle charm and dry wit (usually aimed at the great Robert aka Nono). I have a copy he made me of Neil Diamond's greatest hits- listening to it brings back happy memories. Sending all our love and prayers-
Bob, Paulette, Corey, Brendan & Shannon