Jackalyn Christine Paulukow, 26

July 10, 2013

Jackalyn Christine Paulukow, 26, of East Petersburg, passed away after a 15 month battle with ovarian cancer on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Lancaster General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of John P. and Sarah M. (Barton) Paulukow.

Jackie was a 2005 graduate of Hempfield High School and attended at Lock Haven University. She was a receptionist at Mercedes Benz of Lancaster; also a hostess and shift supervisor for Ramono’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant. She worked at the East Petersburg Community Pool for many summers as a life guard, office assistant and giving swimming lessons. Jackie enjoyed Girl Scouts, softball, basketball, soccer, rugby, and writing poetry, letters and stories. She enjoyed life, loved hanging out and socializing with her friends. Jackie was the “life of the party.” One of her wishes was to get to Disney World this year and she got to go in January 2013, to forget about the real world for a while. We all had a great time together and shared some “magical moments.”

Jackie had bright blue eyes and an unforgettable smile. She kept that smile through her battle with cancer. She left an impression on everyone she met. Jackie had a heart of gold that will never be forgotten.

In addition to her parents, Sarah and John, Jackie is survived by a sister Andrea West, wife of Nathaniel, of Mechanicsburg, PA; maternal grandmother, Margot Geisler of Winter Haven, FL; aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends.

Family and friends will be received from 5-7PM on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Family and friends will also be received on Monday, July 15, 2013 from 10-11AM at Trinity United Church of Christ, 2340 State Street, East Petersburg, PA 17520 followed by a Memorial Service at 11AM with Rev. Christopher Rankin officiating. Interment will be at East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jackalyn’s memory to Jackalyn C. Paulukow Benefit Fund (Jack Attack Fund), 6429 Fairfax Circle, East Petersburg, PA 17520; Fox Chase Cancer Center Institutional Advancing, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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July 26, 2013

Our family knew Jackie from East Pete Pool where she gave my son and another little girl swimming lessons.  I felt that I needed to write you and let you know how good she was with them.  My son loved his lessons with Jackie.  She was always so kind to them and always had a smile on her face.  She will be remembered fondly as a wonderful girl by our family and I am so sorry for your loss.
Julie Yoder (for our family)

July 16, 2013

Dear Sarah and John:  Iam sosaddened to hear of the loss of your precious Jackie.Wasn’t it just yesterday our girls and your girls played together?  oh my, what a difficult journey you and her must’ve had in the last many months as she fought to beat this thing. She is now cancer free in heaven and happy to be living without the worry of cancer. We are sorry for your extreme loss and heartache you must feel without your precious daughter.  We willpray for the days ahead for you and your extended family. our sincere sympthy toyou all.  Love Bill and Charlene Slater

July 16, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family. Losing a dear loved one can leave a very empty space in one’s life. Please find strength, hope, and comfort in the God of Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).

July 15, 2013

Prayers and meditation from our home to your family who have suffered an unimaginable loss. May you find strength from all of the family and friends who care about you. Carol. Hinkle .

July 15, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time.  “It may seem like a long time until you see your beautiful, loved one again, BUT, remember, to God it’s no more than the blink of an eye, AND, then you will have FOREVER.”
The Lanciotti Family

July 15, 2013

sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you guys through this tough time. jackie is in a better place now and someday we will all see her again.  love you guys mike madonna.

July 14, 2013

I will remember the Jackie’s big, beautiful smile that she alway wore.  She had a love of life that couldn’t be matched.  I will always remember her on-point impression of me screaming on the rugby pitch. She was a Hell of a rugger, a tough fighter, and an awesome person! She will be missed! Ruby love, Kendra

July 14, 2013

Sarah & John,
So sorry for your loss!  Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Marie Ulmer Helm

July 14, 2013

John, Sarah, and Andrea- 
       We are so sorry from the bottom of our hearts and souls for your loss.  We had no idea Jackie was ill.  We wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  If there is anything AT ALL that we can do for you, don’t hesitate to call us.  There are no words to express the sadness we feel in the face of this grave news.  Heaven is all the more beautiful now, and Steve, Dean, and Dad are there to welcome her with loving arms.  They will keep her close until the day when you can hold your beautiful girl again. 
All of our love,
Marian (Mom), Tammy Madonna, and family

July 14, 2013

One more angel in the sky to watch over us, that is what god needed when he requested that Jackie join him. Thought and prayers will be with Jackie, her family and friends. Sarah and John Andrea and Nate keep strong love for one another, Jackie is not hurting any longer, her memory will be in your hearts forever. MaryLou & Gary

July 13, 2013

Sarah and John………what a wonderful tribute.  Jackalyn sounds like fantastic person and very loved  Our heartfelt sympathies
Vicki and Daniel Edwards

July 12, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. I enjoyed meeting you, Sarah, and Jackie at the Beyond Cancer program this spring. What a strong young woman she became. May God bless you and your family during this sad time.    Cindy Herr

July 12, 2013

My family & I met Jackie @ E-Pete pool years ago. She taught both my daughters to swim & was always quick to offer encouragement, a smile or wipe their tears and fix up their stubbed toes and skinned knees. 
We always looked forward to her 4th of July pool games and loved watching her participate with the kids & she would laugh as much as they did.
 “Miss Jackie” was a truly wonderful girl and she will always be remembered by our family. We are so sorry to hear of her passing.

July 12, 2013

Jackie could light up the room with her smile. Her positive energy is still coming down from Heaven 🙂

July 12, 2013

Words are inadequate to express the sadness so many have felt this week.  May her loved ones be comforted in remembering the blessings she brought to their lives and the comfort of knowing she is now in His glorious presence, free of pain and lighting up the heavens with her beautiful smile. Rest in Peace, Jackie

July 12, 2013

Sarah, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter.  You and your family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time for you.  With sympathy, Shelby Snyder Rebman

July 12, 2013

Jackie was a former student and a friend. Her courage and upbeat attitude during her fight were inspirational. She will be deeply missed. I’ll be praying for her family and friends to find peace. I know Jackie is in good hands now and will continue to inspire from heaven.

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