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Larry Jacobson, of Lincolnwood, formerly long-time resident of North St. Louis Ave., Chicago, died peacefully at home days after happily celebrating his 98th birthday with his loving family. Larry was born in Newark, N.J. and graduated from MIT in 1933. He worked for the WPA where he developed the prototype of radar speed detectors. As a young electrical engineer, he and his new wife went to Texas, Louisiana and Cuba prospecting for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. After settling in Chicago, he worked as an electrical engineer before starting his own camera store, and later wrote a syndicated photographic newsletter. After retirement, Larry became an award-winning volunteer at the local Chicago public school, teaching a social studies class using political cartoons and serving on the local school council. He was preceded in death by his beloved wives Janet (Siegel) of 14 years and Belle (Greenwald) of 53 years. Larry was the proud father of Diane (Terry), Freya (Mark), Michael (Donna), Jeffrey (Lillian), and Susan; loving grandfather of 11; delighted great-grandfather of 8; appreciative friend of caregivers Elizabeth and Hannah. Chapel service Sunday 2:30 p.m. at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Rd, Arlington Heights. Interment at Shalom Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Belle and Larry Jacobson Memorial Fund at the Center for Science in the Public Interest: For Info 847-255-3520.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 26, 2010
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