Long-time Farmington business owner Jerry Jakacki, 66, died Friday afternoon, after a 10-month battle with cancer.
According to an obituary posted on the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home website, Jerry and his wife, Michele, founded Focal Point Studio of Photography in 1973. Focal Point has studios in downtown Farmington and Plymouth.
Mr. Jakacki was born in Poland on May 24, 1946, to Henry and Halina (Rzeczkowski) Jakacki. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, earning the Bronze Star and other decorations.
Jerry and Michele (Brugnoni) were married on Sept. 4, 1976, at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Harper Woods. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Jamie (Roberto) Valdez, Tommy (Emily) and Bobby; his mother Halina; sisters Henia (Richard) Olechowski and Theresa; and grandson Jack Valdez. His father preceded him in death.
The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Sunday and Monday from 2 p.m.-9 p.m., with a time of prayer and remembering planned Monday, 7 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, 12 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington, with Fr. Mark S. Brauer presiding.
A private burial at Oakwood Cemetery will follow the mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Angela Hospice, Livonia.