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On September 7, 2018, DAVID M. JACOBOWITZ, beloved husband of Ilene Jacobowitz (nee Hammer) of 60 years, died at his home in Silver Spring surrounded by his family. David is also survived by his children Stephen Jenner (Lynn Jenner) of Silver Spring; Robert Jenner (Beth Graham) of Baltimore; by his beloved grandchildren Michael; Matthew and Nicole, and their mother, Lori Jenner of Baltimore; and other loving extended family members. David graduated from the City College of New York, B.S. in Biology/Chemistry (1953). He then served two years in the Korean War in the army medical services corps. He received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University (1963). Following his graduation, David taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, from 1963 to 1971, earning the title of Associate Professor. In 1971, David began his career at the National Institutes of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. After retiring from NIH in 2008, David went to the department of Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. David retired from USUHS in 2017. He co-authored more than 450 scholarly publications and was a mentor to many post-doctoral fellows. David was also a master woodturner. He made bowls from natural, exotic woods that have been displayed at public libraries in Montgomery County and the Riderwood Retirement Community. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018, 1:00 pm at Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel,16225 Batchellors Forest Rd, Olney, MD, with interment following. Contributions in David's memory can be sent to Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, Please omit flowers. Shiva times to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME, 202-541-1001.


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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 8, 2018
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