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Jacqueline Beth Banchik

1943 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jacqueline Beth Banchik Obituary
March 3, 1943 - December 28, 2016 Jacqueline Beth Banchik (Korn), Jackie to all who loved her, passed away peacefully after a seven-month struggle with pancreatic cancer. She lived a beautiful 73 years, surrounded by a devoted family that includes her husband of almost 50 years, Howard, her children, Randy and Anissa, and spouses Jannell and Tim, and her six adoring grandchildren - Megan, Avery, Miles, Ryan, Jed and Jadyn, whom she loved "up the stairs and to the moon", sister Robyn Altman and her husband, Michael, and sister-in-law Diane Goldstein and her husband, Jerry and dear nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a model of grace and class, a beautiful woman inside and out. Jackie always gave of herself and received overwhelming amounts of love and friendship in return. Jackie was born to her beloved parents, Jetta and Bernard Korn, in Chicago, Illinois, on March 3, 1943. The family moved from Chicago to Palos Verdes in 1946. Jackie was a devoted and loving daughter who adored her parents and supported her mother and father through years of Jetta's medical complications from Colitis. Jackie attended Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, and graduated from USC with a degree in Occupational Therapy. In 1964, Jackie met the love of her life, Howard. They married on May 14, 1967 in Beverly Hills. Jackie and Howard enjoyed a lifetime of travels with friends and family, a home and calendar filled with jazz and classical music, and a never-ending flow of friends who cherished their friendship and exciting times together. In February 1969, their first child - Randy - was born. Daughter, Anissa, was born in December of the following year, and the couple began a journey of devotion to their two children. Jackie spent her time caring for her children and her community, using her unparalleled skills in event planning and organization to participate in and lead innumerable charitable and social organizations and events. Jackie was a leader and dedicated supporter of the Jewish Federation, University Synagogue, Board of Governors at Cedars Sinai, and the Harmony Project, among many organizations that prized her involvement. Jackie's devotion to supporting research for a cure for cancer included 35 years of involvement with the John Wayne Cancer Institute and its Auxiliary board, including funding the Banchik Family Library. Jackie served as board president of the Auxiliary and on the Board of Trustees of JWCI, and was a longtime dinner chair of the Odyssey Ball - a gala affair that reflected her glamour and sparkle. Jackie was the consummate host of events for philanthropy and for her friends. We believe that she will be looking after her dear friends and family forever. She will be missed, but will always be remembered affectionately by those who have been touched by her. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 4 at 12:30 pm at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Donations in Jackie's honor may be made to John Wayne Cancer Institute (www.jwci.org) or Harmony Project (www.harmony-project.org).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 3, 2017
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