Jake W. McGeachy

1931 - 2021


 Services are as follow: Tuesday, July 13, 2021  the viewing is at 10am and Service is 11am. 

Lombardo's Funeral Home 885 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, NY 14226

Jake W. McGeachy was born on October 9, 1931 to the late Nina McGeachy and Joyce Ester in St. 

Paul’s, North Carolina. Jake attended school in St. Paul’s, North Carolina but left early to provide for 

his family. Jake was united in Holy matrimony to the late Minnie McGeachy. From this union, two 

children were born, one who preceded him in death, Jake W. McGeachy Jr. Jake was a founding member 

of Victory Temple Church of God, founded by Jesus Christ where he confessed his love for Christ and 

accepted him as his Lord and Savior at an early age and remained a member until God called him home. 

Jake kept his commitment to God by reading his bible and praying daily. 

It was during the late 50’s when Jake moved his family to Buffalo, New York. His love of music inspired 

him to play the guitar for various groups around the city of Buffalo. It was around this time when he and 

his friends formed the group we know today as the Gospel Tornadoes of Buffalo, NY. Jake was always 

willing to share his gift of the love of music with others. 

Jake was a man that was self-taught. He taught himself to fix cars, play the guitar and he even built a 

house for his mother. He was the man that could fix anything and would sell everything. He brought his 

love of the south to Buffalo and to many in Buffalo he was known as the “Pecan man”. Jake was an avid 

fisherman and along with music, fishing was one of his favorite past times. 

Jake worked at Dresser’s Industry where her retired in the late 90’s. After that he took a job delivering 

the Buffalo Evening news until his health began to fail him. 

Jake he departed this earth for his heavenly home on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Jake was preceded in death 

by his late wife Minnie T. McGeachy, one son, Jake McGeachy Jr. and his only sister, Mary Lee Ray. 

Today, he leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Mary McSween, 3 grandchildren: Carmen 

McGeachy, Shamale (William) McMillan, & Olin McClain Jr, five great-grand children: Treasure, 

Precious, Patience, Elise & Liam, two great-great grandchildren Tristen& Presten, one sister-in-law, 

Shirley A. Monroe, one Godson Johnnie Hannah of Birmingham, Alabama, two God-daughters Jackie 

Holloman & Cariol Horne and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

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