David Jainchill

November 27, 1927January 6, 2014

Norwich- David Jainchill passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Norwich on Monday, January 6. He was born in Hartford, CT on November 27, 1927 to Ida and Morris Janchill. He graduated from Weaver High School, Class of 1945, a proud starting lineman on the Weaver Beavers football team. He then graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1947. He enjoyed telling of his experiences driving large transport trucks to New York in his early work life. In 1963, he started work as a Stock Broker with Paine-Webber. This became for him a very successful, 47-year career that culminated upon his recent retirement as Senior Vice President – Investment Officer at Wells Fargo Advisors. Uncle Davie, as many knew him, was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Norwich for more than 50 years years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT for many years. His charity was well known throughout the community. He loved people, animals, the beach and his gardens. He had a big smile and huge and loving heart. Uncle Davie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anita Jainchill, his nephews, Dr. Paul Shapiro of West Hartford and Richard Greenberg of West Hartford, his nieces, Susan Rand of New York, Jayne Frieman of West Hartford and Barbara Siegel of Hartford, and Toby and Richard Wolak of Norwich. He leaves behind his many friends, and his beloved cat, Oscar David was predeceased by his sisters, Helen Coit, Sara Greenberg, and his twin sister, Ann Shapiro. Donations in his memory may be made to Beth Jacob Synagogue, the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT, or a charity of donor’s choice.

Services will be held at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem Street, Norwich, at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 10. Burial will follow in the Norwich Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #3 on Middle Rd. in Preston.

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Irene Walker

March 29, 2014

Ms. Anita,

I am saddened to hear the passing of your husband. My prayers are with you and your family.

Irene Walker
You Italian Tour Buddy
December 2008

Jerry & Anne De Primo

January 11, 2014

David and Anita lived on the same street as we did, for many years. He always had a smile, and a wave for us as he drove by our house. Rest peacefully, David.

January 10, 2014

Dear Anita and Family: We were so saddened to read of Uncle Davey's passing. Many wonderful memories of time spent with you all during the time I worked for Steve. Our deepest condolences and warmest feelings for all of you. Pat and Austin Wolfe

Shirley Perry

January 10, 2014

Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

Natali Wall

January 9, 2014

Dear Anita & Family,
The world lost a wonderful person, Dave will be truly missed.

Lori Kurlowicz

January 9, 2014

I have fond memories of working with Dave many years ago. Please accept my sincere condolences.

January 9, 2014

To Anita and Family,

I would like to express my sorrow for your loss. David was very kind to me, he was also a friend and colleague and he will be missed. I will keep you in my prayers.

Shirley Lance and Family

January 9, 2014

Dear Anita:

My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. David was a very special friend to me and I will alway remember him.

Selma Keitlen
Boynton Beach, Fla.

Kathryn Lord

January 9, 2014

My brother Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. His 50+ year friendship with our late Uncle Ed was the stuff of legends in our family. Ed always looked forward to the Sunday drives he took with Dave, and Ed never ceased telling us stories about Dave. Ed referred to Dave as his best friend, and I know they cared deeply for one another. When their mutual friend Dave Goldberg passed and was buried on a very cold, snowy winter's day, Dave drove Ed to the Cemetary. Ed was chilled to the bone (he was in his late 80's), and thereafter announced that he himself was changing his funeral instructions so that no one would have to stand around freezing on his behalf. Now that Dave and Ed are together again for their Sunday drives, I know the first thing Ed said to Dave was to holler at him that he should have waited until warmer weather to leave this Earth. Jeff will sorely miss his almost daily stock talks with Dave. Jeff valued Dave's innate feel of the markets and treasured the friendship that grew up between them after Ed died. Our sincere condolences go out to all Dave's family.

January 9, 2014

As we are in Florida for the winter, we can not attend Dave's funeral but we would like to express our condolences to the Jainchill family. Having known Dave for the 45 yrs, we've been at Beth Jacob, we always found him to be pleasant, interested in the synagogue , and very generous with his time & money. He will be surely missed.
Mike & Harriet Gere