JACOBS--Barbara. Barbara Jacobs, 76, nee Trenk, died peacefully December 18 surrounded by family and friends at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. A graduate of Boston University and a former elementary school teacher, Barbara known to her Columbia High School friends as Bobbie -- was an incomparably devoted and beloved mother, wife and grandmother who spread warmth, words of wisdom, baked goods and unconditional love to all those she encountered. Along with her late husband, Dr. Martin G. Jacobs, she was an intrepid traveler and voracious consumer of Manhattan culture. She is survived by her children: Wendy, a county commissioner in Durham, N.C., Ellen a psychotherapist in Manhattan, and Andrew, a New York Times reporter, and a brother Alvin Trenk. Funeral services will be held December 20, 1pm, at B'nai Abraham, Livingston, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Uniting Against Lung Cancer.
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Published in The New York Times on Dec. 19, 2013