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SMITH, JACOB HERMAN "JAKEY" 86 - of Atlantic City, departed this life and went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, January 17th in the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City-Campus. Born in Stewartstown, Pa. to the late Agnes and Jacob Smith, he moved to this area at an early age and attended the Pleasantville public school system, beginning at the Park Ave. School. In 1943, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS LST-720. After his honorable discharge, he worked for Kravitz and Cheribino Clothing Companies and later became a Bartender. Jakey was also a Bartender and Manager for Edghill's Silk Hat, Persian Room and the Mark III Lounge and also at Gloria & Red Klotz's Top Hat Bar. JAKEY became the owner and operator of the Dixie Tavern and Liquor Store along with his loving wife, Sarah, who predeceased him on February 17, 1999. In 1978, he was lastly employed at Resort's Hotel-Casino until he became ill in 2005 and he officially retired in 2007. A former member of the local Masonic Temple, he was also affiliated with the VFW and the VA held a special ceremony in 2000 where he and other vets officially earned their high school diplomas. In addition, Jakey coached Little League baseball and softball teams and was an avid bowler. Jacob leaves five loving children: Sheila, Sharon, Renee' Michael and Michelle; he was blessed with six grandchildren, Harry, Robert, Richard, Jerome, Byron and Amber (Jacob loved and adored his only granddaughter to whom he tried to give the world); one great-grandson, Aaron; one nephew, Joseph; five great-nieces and nephews, Joseph, Narkisha, Gia, Kevin, Tiana and Iniyah; special cousins, Cleo Cole, Bernard, Marquese, Jeremiah; an adopted son, Sean Smith and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11am at the Second Baptist Church, 110 N. Rev. Dr. I.S. Cole Plaza. Viewing at church from 9am to 11am. Burial in Atlantic Co. Vets. Cemetery in Estell Manor, NJ. For further info, please call Mikals Funeral Parlor (609-344-1131).
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on Jan. 23, 2013