Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dr. Jerry Jaeckle

Having to hunt down a new dentist is torture!

It is times like these, that we here in this house reflect on just how lucky we have been to have had a family dentist for two generations.

Dear Dr. Jerry Jaeckle, it has only been 4yrs and oh how we miss you!
Your ability to take care of us like we were family and not just money walking in your door.
You had the uncanny ability to know and remember all of our names.
You would always inquire about our family, "How is so and so" and "tell them I want to see them (in the authoritative grandfather voice)" or even the stern lecture when you felt it was warranted.
Your equipment had the fifties style written all over it...I read the labels while you wasn't looking!
You never wasted your patients money on unnecessary upgrades, or on over extravagant facilities.
You even kept all of our records on little index cards!
You had the same employees the whole time, who I would say adored you.
Your prices (in the 15yrs I knew you) where phenomenal!
They hardly budged and that was your way of saying "I care about YOU!".

I hope after all your self sacrifice, frugalness, sweet respect and love for your patients, has been as greatly appreciated by others as it has been with us.

R.I.P. our dear, sweet, old friend. The best "down to earth" dentist!

Obit: Dr.Jerry Jaeckle, DDS

Dr. Jerry Jaeckle
Born in San Antonio, TX on Feb. 14, 1926
Died Jun. 18, 2005 and resided in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Jerry Jaeckle, age 79, a lifetime resident of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2005. He was born February 14, 1926 and the son of the late Hugo and Lucille Reitz Jaeckle.

Jerry attended Catholic Elementary Schools having graduated from Central Catholic High School where he was selected as an All City football player and leader of the ROTC.

His formal education took place at St. Mary's University and Baylor University College of Dentistry. Jerry graduated at 21 years old obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.

While in dental school, he was in the V-12 Navy Program. Seven years after opening his dental practice in 1954, he was called into the military service out of the Texas National Guard and became a member of the famed 36th Division of the U.S. Army. He served two years in Nurenburg, Germany with the Field Hospital as Head of the Prostetic Department.

Upon his return to the U.S.A., he resumed his dental practice in San Antonio, where he practiced on the south side for over 56 years.

Jerry held membership in the San Antonio District Dental Society, Bexar County Dental Society, Texas Dental Society and American Dental Society. He was a past President of Oak Hills Country Club, a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Society.

Jerry was an avid golfer and had a great love of big band, jazz music and antique clocks. He enjoyed repairing clocks for friends.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Rose; his daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Bob Buchek; his son, Jeff of Bristol, England; five grandchildren, Robert Buchek and wife, Alecia and Amy Buchek; Justin, Dominic and Georgia Jaeckle; two brothers, Dr. H. M. Jaeckle, D.D.S. and wife, Helen and Dr. Richard Jaeckle, M.D. and wife, Blanche; and a sister, Mrs. Carol Burns and husband, Ron.


JennyMac said... [Reply to comment]

sweet tribute...and yes, finding a new dentist is such a chore. Good luck.

Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! He must've been super-special, to be remembered by a patient! Usually, ppl hate going to the dentist. He must've been a great guy!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Jenny, Welcome to my blog. Thanks for the comment.

Kathryn, yes he was super special. I didn't like going cause I knew what was going to happen but I knew he would try to take my mind off of it.