Obituary: Jerome ‘Jerry’ M. Jacobs

Obituary: Jerome ‘Jerry’ M. Jacobs

Jerry Jacobs died peacefully on Dec. 25, 2021, in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife and family at his side.

Jerry Jacobs died peacefully on Dec. 25, 2021, in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife and family at his side.

Jerry grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and early on discovered his love for baseball. He enjoyed going to games at Yankee Stadium, Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds. He watched many of the greatest players of all time, including Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays and countless other great players. His love of the sport continued throughout his lifetime and he enjoyed going to games with his sons and grandchildren.

After serving in the United States Army for two years, he returned home and enrolled in the New York University School of Business in Accounts and Finance, obtaining a degree in 1959.

While living in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with his wife, Harriet, and two sons, Richard and Michael, he attended Marist College and earned two master’s degrees in Business and Systems Analysis. He worked for 25 years as a systems analyst and programmer for IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He spent many wonderful years at the IBM Country Club for leisure activities.

Jerry enjoyed swimming, bowling, bicycling and photography. He coached his sons’ baseball teams for several seasons. But reading was his most enjoyed activity, scanning all fiction, historical novels, newspapers, journals and technical material. He strongly believed in education and continued learning.

Jerry and his family participated in activities at Temple Beth El in Poughkeepsie and at Congregation Dor Tamid in Johns Creek, Ga. He and his wife were fortunate to travel to Europe, Israel and in the United States, always taking photographs of the sights and historical scenes.

Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Harriet, son, Richard, and his wife, Brooke; son, Michael, and his wife, Judi; and six wonderful grandchildren: Chandler, Brianna, Max, Meredith, Cal and Sara.

Services honoring his memory were held at Congregation Dor Tamid on Dec. 26, 2021, Johns Creek, Ga., and interment at Arlington Cemetery in Atlanta. Donations may be made to Congregation Dor Tamid, Johns Creek, Ga.

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