Michael Jacobson
Jacobson, Michael, - of Margate, was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather – the penultimate family man. When he wasn't practicing law, rowing, providing counsel, or raising his four children, Michael worked toward the betterment of the South Jersey community. He was an honorable, modest man of integrity, truly an old-fashioned gentleman who always acted with the utmost morality. All who knew him revered him and knew of his love for athletics, a good humorous story, and time well spent with friends, family, and his many dogs, preferably with a nice glass of wine. Michael was born in Atlantic City, NJ on August 3, 1943, and passed away from complications due to an aortic aneurism on October 16, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA. The son of Anne and Howard Jacobson, Michael graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1961 where he was a varsity member of the school's baseball and swim teams. He was a veteran of the Margate City Beach Patrol and won the 1964 South Jersey Doubles Championship as well as the 1967 Margate Memorials with his partner. A graduate of Temple University in 1965, Michael was also a varsity member of the school's baseball and swim teams. Afterward, he attended Baylor University Law School. There, he met the love of his life, Sarah Harris, weeks before graduating. The two quickly married and settled in Dallas, Texas where he practiced law. A few years later, together, Michael and Sarah returned to Margate, NJ where he set up his own highly successful law practice, a joint managing practice at Jacobson & Winkelstein, and later joined Cooper Levenson as a senior partner in 1987, where he practiced until his passing. Michael believed education was the key to success and devoted his time to helping Stockton University grow and expand. He served on both the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Board of Trustees (prior Chair of the Trustee Board for two terms) from 1985 until his passing and The Richard Stockton College Foundation Board in addition to setting up numerous scholarship funds in the memories of his parents and in-laws. He was a member of Temple Emeth Shalom in Margate, the synagogue founded by his father, where he served as president for many years. Michael is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sarah Jacobson, four children, daughter, and son-in-law Jenessa and David Hoffman, son and daughter-in-law Colleen and Daniel Jacobson, daughters Laura Jacobson and Julianna Jacobson; seven grandchildren, Lilah, Jake and Benjamin Hoffman; and Kieran, Jack, Gavin, and Isla Jacobson; and adored cousins Mark Zinder, Debbie, and Dr. Lee Ratner, and Gayle and Dr. Alan Weinberg. A private graveside service was held on October 19, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions can be made to the Stockton University Foundation in Michael Jacobson's name for the scholarship fund in his honor. Please donate via Stockton's website, https://stockton.edu/development-foundation/index.html, or mail donations to Stockton University Foundation 101 Vera King Ferris Drive Galloway, NJ 08205. Condolences may be offered at www.jsgfunerals.com Arr. by J.S. Goldstein Funeral Home and Monuments Inc., Mays Landing
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Oct. 21, 2020.
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So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to his family and siblings.
Harry Abrams
November 2, 2020
Linda Stote
October 30, 2020
Karen Jasinski
October 26, 2020
I was so greatly saddened to read of Michael´s passing. What a wonderful man. I wish I had had the privilege of knowing him. My heart goes out to you and your beautiful family.
Susan Culbertson
October 24, 2020
Mike was a warm and affable gentleman who befriended everyone he met. A peacemaker with incredible intellect. Serving the Township of Egg Harbor as municipal attorney, he guided us through many difficult and dangerous challenges. A true gentleman, husband, dad, granddad and friend. It was my honor to have known him.
Lou Cullen
October 24, 2020
David McClary
October 23, 2020
I work with mike over the pass 30 yrs a great guy sad to hear his passing
sheldon grace
October 23, 2020
As former Dean at Stockton I appreciate the many many years of stewardship Michael gave to our Board, the quiet support for our Holocaust education efforts and his contributions to a progressive side of the county. And then there always was the humor. Well done, Michael.
Geert Jan Colijn
October 22, 2020
Sarah I just this afternoon heard the sad news. Sandy and I extend heartfelt condolences to you and your family We are so very sorry for your loss Sandy and Bill
Willis Flower
October 22, 2020
I first met Michael in the mid-80's as an associate in his law firm and later was lucky enough to have him represent companies where I served as in-house counsel. When I was a young attorney working for his firm, he always treated me with dignity and respect - something that I never forgot. He was my "go to" lawyer in commercial and leasing matters - I would often tell him that he would forget more than most lawyers would ever learn. He was a role model to me and many other attorneys, not just because of his incredible legal expertise, knowledge and talent, but also, and more importantly, because of his integrity, high ethical standards and gentlemanly manner. He will be sadly missed.
Nicholas F. Moles
October 22, 2020
Dianne DiGiamber Deal
October 21, 2020
Sending deepest sympathy, prayers and happy memories. The Cusick Family
Fran Ginnetti Cusick
October 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Ed Kline
October 21, 2020
Dear Sarah and family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderfull husband and Father Michael. Keeping you in our thoughts and our prayers. Marcia Mulligan and Family
Marcia Mulligan
October 21, 2020
I was fortunate to meet Michael many years ago when he provided counsel to the Tropicana in several real estate matters. He was a very good attorney and a very nice man. My condolences to his family.
Gary Van Hettinga
October 21, 2020
Mike was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. My dad thought very highly of Mike.
Ken Mosca
October 21, 2020