Jacoby Ben Jacoby, born in Virden, IL in 1923, passed away in Cary, NC on January 22, 2013. He was previously a long time resident of Dublin, OH. Ben was a World War II veteran who served in the US Army in the Pacific as an airplane mechanic. Ben and his wife, Jayne, owned Dublin Pump Company and Ohio Water Equipment Company for many years and were very active with Dublin professional and charitable organizations. Ben was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Dublin for over 30 years, with a passion for hunting frogs for the Annual Frog Jump to raise money for scholarships. He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jayne Jacoby. He is survived by his daughter, Julie Ann Jacoby (N. Meredith Jones) of Pittsboro, NC; grandson, Jacob Jones (Jennifer); and great- granddaughter, Hayden Meredith Jones of Watkinsville, GA. A memorial service is planned at DUBLIN COMMUNITY CHURCH, 81 West Bridge Street, Dublin, Ohio on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. Family will receive friends prior to the service between 1-2 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in memory of Ben Jacoby to the Dublin Kiwanis Scholarship Fund c/o Clay Rose, Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Dublin, 5775 Perimeter Drive Suite 200, Dublin, Ohio 43017.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 3, 2013