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Jacques "Jack" Zakin

1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Jacques "Jack" Zakin Obituary
Zakin, Jacques "Jack"
1927 - 2018
Jacques "Jack" L. Zakin, age 90, passed away on January 16, 2018 may his memory be a blessing. Preceded in death by his parents Max and Ada Zakin, brother Philip Zakin. He is survived by his wife, Laura Zakin; sons, Richard Zakin and his fiancé, Tina Shafer and David Zakin; daughters, Barbara Zakin (Matthew Diebel), Susan Zakin and Emily Zakin; sister, Jane Shweky; grandchildren, Charlie and Lillie Zakin, Allie Zakin, Lydia and George Diebel; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A professor at Ohio State University for more than 40 years, Jack served as chair of the Chemical Engineering Department for 17 years. He never officially retired, even teaching one course during fall semester 2017. Throughout his academic career, he played an active role in programs seeking to expand the number of women and minorities in engineering and annually contributed generously to his favorite charities. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, January 18 at Congregation Beth Tikvah, 6121 Olentangy River Rd., Worthington. Interment will follow at Green Lawn – Beth Tikvah. Shiva will be observed at the Zakin residence on Thursday from 4-8pm and Friday from 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Jacques Zakin Award Fund 483239, Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus 43221, which supports graduate students in chemical engineering or the American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org (Memorial Gifts). Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2018
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