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Ruth Coppelman Jacobs of Stamford, CT died on July 3, 2013 at age 89 having fully lived a long and happy life. Ruth was born on June 22, 1924 to immigrants Jacob and Fannie (Zola) Coppelman and grew up in Philadelphia. In 1948 she married Morris Jacobs, son of Immigrants Samuel and Elizabeth Jacobs, and they made their home in Greensboro, NC. She was a long-time member of Beth David Synagogue there.
She worked in the Social Services Department in Guilford County, NC. Ruth's greatest loves were her family and friends, and she enjoyed cooking for and entertaining them. She also loved gardening and filled her home with flowers from her garden every summer. She began jogging long before it became a popular activity, and she briefly carried the Olympic Torch when it passed through Greensboro. After she retired, she enjoyed volunteering, working with the old, the young, and those in need. She was married to her wonderful husband Morry for 44 years until he died in 1992. She and Morry enjoyed traveling the world together. Ruth loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them at the beach, going to water parks, and baking goodies for them.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, 1:00 p.m. at Beth David Synagogue with Rabbi Elizer Havivi officiating. Burial will follow in the Greensboro Hebrew Cemetery.
Ruth is survived by her children, Barbara Jacobs of Stamford. CT, and Rick Jacobs of Wilmington, NC; two grandchildren, Marc and Suzanne Cohen; her sisters Ellie Madres and husband Len and Ethel Levenson, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She has left her friends and family many memories to remember her.
Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY 10461 ot to a
Hanes Lineberry Vanstory Chapel is assisting the Jacobs family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com
Published in StamfordAdvocate from July 6 to July 7, 2013