Ruth G. Jacobs
FUNERAL HOME
Hebrew Funeral Association Inc
906 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06119
Ruth G. Jacobs, 92, of Portland, Maine and formerly of Manchester, Ct. died peacefully at the Cedars on Thursday, November 19, 2020. She was the cherished wife for almost 68 years of Ronald Kaplan Jacobs, who predeceased her in 2017. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of Morris Greenwald and Ethel Liss. She was a graduate of Weaver High School and attended college for two years. Ruth had two professions. The first was as a secretary to her husband in his law practice, and the second was working for the Town of Manchester, first in the Social Services Department and subsequently for the Senior Center. She was a long-time member of Temple Beth Sholom (now Beth Sholom BNai Israel) and was active in Hadassah. Ruth was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ruth was a beloved grandmother, known for giving visiting grandchildren ice cream for breakfast and seeing to their every wish. She loved hearing about their accomplishments, be they big or small. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing and bridge in their earlier years; they took to canasta and traveling later on. Ruth was also an accomplished stained- glass maker. She and Ronnie took numerous trips to Israel and overseas locations, spent weekends in the summer at Shelter Harbor, and went to Aruba annually for over 30 years. In June of 2016, Ruth and her husband moved to Atria Assisted Living in Scarborough, Maine from Manchester, CT. Ruth is survived by her daughter Linda Jacobs and her husband Joseph Manning of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, her son David Jacobs and his wife Louise Akillian of Lincoln, Ma, her son Mark Jack Edwards and his wife Susan Edwards, grandchildren Samantha and her husband Paul, Elizabeth and her husband Roy, Stephanie and her husband Aryeh, Rebecca, Alexander and Benjamin, a great-granddaughter Adelaide and a great-grandson Reuben. Ruth is also survived by her sister, Marion Rabin, of Florida. A private graveside service was held on Monday, November 23, in Manchester, CT. Contributions in Ruths memory should be made to the Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland, 217 Landing Rd, Westbrook, ME. 04092 or the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Zachs Campus, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite C, West Hartford, CT. 06117. Funeral arrangements provided by Hebrew Funeral Association, West Hartford.
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Published by Eagle-Independent from Nov. 29 to Dec. 11, 2020.
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We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. We developed a close relationship with Ruth & Ron as clients of Ron. We enjoyed many dinners together at Caveys restaurant. The evening often began when we picked them up & Ron was upset that Ruth made him wear his overcoat or raincoat. It was, of course, Ruth taking care of him in her very loving way. We loved hearing about their travels, children, grandchildren & Ron’s many funny stories. We have missed them since they moved to Maine but will always have the pleasure of many fond memories of two of the nicest people we have ever known. We send our sincere condolences to the Jacobs family.
Marie & Armund Ek
Marie & Armund Ek
Friend
December 22, 2020
I will always remember your mother as a gracious and stylish lady who was very proud of her three children. My husband and I would often run into Ruth and Ronnie at Cavey's and Shelter Harbor and it was easy to see their devotion to each other. I hope you get to cherish precious memories of your mother. Pat (Welch) Sullivan
Pat Welch Sullivan
Friend
December 1, 2020
So sorry to hear to hear of the loss of Ruthie. I knew her many years ago when I worked at LaBonne Travel. She w
as such a lovely woman, and I always looked up to her for her great way with people and her devotion to her husband. She and Ronnie were such a wonderful couple...I admired them both so much. To her family, I send condolences in their loss of their mother.
Chris Florence ....Ellington Ct.
Chris Florence
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November 29, 2020