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Dina Jacobson

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Age 92 of Elmira, NY. died at home on Thursday, June 12, 2014. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira on Sunday, June 15, at 11:00 am. Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Kol Ami or to the Special Olympics. Dina is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Connie and Alan Liss of Gaithersburg, MD., Sarah Jacobson of Alexandria, VA. Grandchildren, Brian (Judy) Liss, Gordon (Kim) Liss and Jonathan (Beth) Liss. Great Grandchildren, Kayla and Ian Liss, Henry and Arielle Liss. She was predeceased by her husband, Kalman "Jake" and son, Joey. Dina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all. She was a survivor of the Holocaust and Auschwitz concentration camp. A documentary film was made about her survival and her strength in moving forward. She spoke to schools, colleges, synagogues and community groups about her history to remind the world and to make sure "it will never happen again". Dina will always be remembered as an educator and most of all, a giving, loving person. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.


Published in Star-Gazette from June 14 to June 15, 2014
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