Date of Birth: September 08, 1952
Date of Death: October 28, 2019
Donna Vuckovich, a good-hearted woman, was born on September 8, 1952, and died on October 28, 2019 in her home after a six-month battle with liver cancer. Donna was born in Washington, D.C. and lived in District Heights, Maryland before moving with her family to Phoenix, AZ in the fall of 1957. Donna worked for the State of Arizona in several different capacities but spent the majority of her professional life with the State Compensation Fund. She retired in 2008 at age 56. Donna’s quiet strength was present all her days. She was fiercely independent and direct – in her calm and straightforward manner she would tell it like it was. Donna always put others before herself. She was quietly witty and down-to-earth. Donna was a very private person and when she let you in, there was no doubt that her friendship was a treasure. She was an uncommon gem. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas B. and Ruth M. Jachowski. She is survived by her life partner of 40 years, Steve Kirkpatrick, her brothers Timothy P. Jachowski (Phyllis), Wayne M. Jachowski (Jayne), many nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends. She will be missed.
A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 12, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix AZ with a Celebration of Life following at Via DeLosantos, 9120 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ.