David Leon Jaquith
Thursday 25th of March 1943 - Monday 19th of April 2021
Clergy The Very Rev. Carol Wade, Dean and Rector
David Leon Jaquith, born March 25, 1943 in Paducah, Kentucky, died April 19, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky due to heart attack. David was the son of Carolyn Hugg Jaquith and Alfred Lawrence Jaquith, Sr., both of whom preceded him in death as well as and his brother, Alfred Lawrence Jaquith, Jr.
David earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in 1966 and practiced as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) for over 40 years. He was a third-generation pharmacist following the profession of his maternal grandfather, mother, and great-uncle. He was committed to the pharmacy profession and developing the next generation of Pharmacists for the Commonwealth. He served as a preceptor in the UK College of Pharmacy’s Experiential Education Program, was a member of the Frank LeRond McVey Fellows Society, and a member of the Philanthropy Campaign Committee for the College of Pharmacy.
Following service in the United States Army from 1968-1970, David moved to Lexington, Kentucky and married his wife of 49 years, Wanda Adams Jaquith, in 1971. During his lengthy career with what is now CVS, David became involved in pharmacy professional organizations. He served as President of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association 1988-1989, established the Pharmacists Recovery Network during his KPhA presidency, and served as a member of the Pharmacists Recovery Network from 2000 to 2012. In 1989 David was named Pharmacist of the Year by the Bluegrass Pharmacy Association and Pharmacist of the Year in 2001 by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. He served on the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy 1992-1994 and 1998-2000. In 1994 and 2000 he was Board of Pharmacy President.
David was a member of Christ Church Cathedral where he recently served as Junior Warden, was involved in The Brotherhood of St. Andrew, taught Cathedral 201 class, and participated in numerous other church activities. In the community, David volunteered for Meals on Wheels and worked actively on behalf of the Ashland Park Neighborhood Association, most recently serving as its Treasurer.
David’s hobbies included golf, UK basketball and football, and his favorite, turtle patrol for the Edisto Beach Loggerhead Turtle Project.
David is survived by his beloved wife Wanda Adams Jaquith; sister-in-law Pat Malone, brother Louis Jaquith (Beverly), sister Clara Jaquith Farnau (William), brother Ted Jaquith (Lynn), brother Paul Jaquith (Doody), sister-in-law Anne Pearson Browning and niece Bonnie Pearson. Other survivors include nieces and nephews Margaret Jaquith Larmann (Kevin), Rebecca Jaquith Diaz (Barrett), Martha Jaquith George (Alex), Kimberly Jaquith Hill (Ryan), Catherine Jaquith Stephens (Adam), Steven Farnau (Dee Dlugonski), Ryan Farnau (Hillary), Nathan Farnau (Lauren), Christopher Jaquith (Stephany), Jeffrey Jaquith (Magen), Libby Hancock (Wayne), Grant Inman, Blake Inman (Kate), and Joseph Mann. Additionally, he is survived by 17 great-nieces and great-nephews.
A visitation will occur at Christ Church Cathedral (masked), 166 Market St., on Sunday from 4pm until 6pm. Services will continue at Christ Church Cathedral (masked, limited seating) on Monday: visitation from 12:30pm until 1:30pm, memorial service at 1:30pm. Inurnment with military honors will immediately follow at the Cathedral’s garden columbarium. The Very Rev. Carol Wade, Dean and Rector, will conduct the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations encouraged to the Christ Church Cathedral Helm Fund, 166 Market St., Lexington, KY 40507 or the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund at https://uky.networkforgood.com/causes/11904-college-of-pharmacy-annual-fund, 859-323-6210 or to the Edisto Beach Loggerhead Turtle Project, P.O. Box 204, Edisto Beach, SC 29438.
Michelle DeLuca Fraleysays
Dear Mrs Jaquith, My heart was saddened when I heard the news of Mr Jaquith's passing. My sincerest condolances for you and your family at this time. Both of you have been very influential in my life. First, as my high school English teacher you (my favorite and most remembered teacher) instilled an appreciation for literature and an enthusiasm for life long learning. Second, as my first pharmacy shadowing experience (thanks to the friendship with my dad) Mr Jaquith solidified my decision to become a pharmacist and provide comfort and care to all people. Thank you both and know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Graciously, Michelle D.Fraley, PharmD 2001
DOTTIE C CORDRAYsays
Dear Wanda, You and David welcomed me into the neighborhood and become fast friends. You were the best of neighbors . As a couple you were adorable. I can't imagine all the wonderful memories you have throughout your life together. My heart goes out to you at your loss. Best always, :Dottie
Donna Howell Smithsays
Dear Wanda I am so very saddened to learn of David's passing. I've know him in professional activities for years but really really enjoyed the past few years when we had the opportunity to work together on the Philathropy Campaign Committee for the College of Pharmacy. We understood the COP community of many years ago and shared the common interest of our Episcopal heritage (and Vestry). It was such a pleasure to visit with you over the last few years and I feel now really robbed that this pandemic year has eliminated our continued visits. Please know that you and the family is in my prayers
I will greatly miss David's thoughtful advice, quick sense of humor, and enthusiastic stories about protecting turtle eggs and baby turtles. He was a true gentleman and a stalwart of our community.
May the memories of all the happy times be of comfort to you at this sad time. Love and prayers. Paula
I am so sorry to read about Dave. He gave so much back to our profession - a fine gentleman.