Aaron Jacobs wanted to retire at an early age and travel. He had already backpacked through Europe, taught English in Cozumel, Mexico, spent a semester in Madrid, climbed a volcano in Greece and vacationed with his family in Central America and the Caribbean.
But Mr. Jacobs, 27, was making plans for the ultimate trip — his honeymoon with his bride-to-be, Jeannine McAteer. "He was leaning toward Africa," Ms. McAteer said. "He loved animals," and wanted to go on a safari.
Still, for Mr. Jacobs, who lived on Manhattan's Upper East Side, there was no place like home. A vice president and partner on the international trading desk at Cantor Fitzgerald, he was a fan of the city as an institution. He sought out ethnic restaurants, skated and jogged through Central Park and loved visiting museums. He also taught job skills to welfare recipients.
"He knew that he had achieved something with his life, but he was never someone to rub it in anyone's face or to feel like the fact that he was in this lucrative business made him any different," said his older brother, Josh Jacobs. "He just remained a really loving and loyal person."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 8, 2001.
Aaron, died at the World Trade Center, Sept. 11. Surviving family members are his parents, Alice and Laurence Jacobs of Waban, MA and brother Joshua Jacobs of Somerville, MA and grandparents Al and Harriet Katz of AZ. A memorial service will be held at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton, Sunday Sept. 23rd at 2 PM. Memorial observance at the home of Alice and Laurence Jacobs, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24th and 25th, 4-8 PM. Remembrances may be made to the Anti-Defamation League and The Salvation Army.
Paid Notice published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on September 20, 2001.