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1923-2015 HANCOCK Mr. David Jacobs, age 91, of 181 Goodrich Hollow Rd., died Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility following a long illness. He was born in Queens, N.Y., Nov. 20, 1923, the son of the late Robert and Etta Waldman Jacobs. He was educated in the schools there and was a graduate of City College there. A newspaper writer by profession, he served as the editor for the Long Island Press and upon moving to the Berkshires, he became a freelance writer and syndicated columnist for different publications. His column, "View from the Hollow " was widely read. He was a member of Temple Anshe Amunim and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Suzanne " Bernie" Jacobs and his two daughters, MeMe Rasmussen of San Carlos, Calif. and Etta Jacobs of Watertown, N.Y.; his step-children, Lisa Miller and Alan Fox; his grandchildren, Erik Rasmussen, Ryan Rasmussen and Ryan Howe; his nephews, who were like sons to him, Ed, Alan, Andy Rogoff; and his first cousin, Roselind Schwartz. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dr. Rita Jacobs, who died Dec. 1, 1993; and his sister, Bena Rogoff. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services were held Wednesday morning in the Temple Anshe Amunim section of Pittsfield Cemetery with Rabbi David Weiner, spiritual leader of Knesset Israel Synagogue officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Temple Anshe Amunim Elevator Fund or the Hancock Volunteer Fire Dept., both in care of the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 29, 2015
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