Joan Jacobs

Joan L. Jacobs

1926 - 2020

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Joan L. Jacobs passed away on March 17, 2020.

Born in Rochester, NY, on August 16, 1926, she was the daughter of Theodore and Etta Levey and devoted wife of the late Myron V. Jacobs for 60 years. Joan was the sister of the late Sherman F. Levey (Deborah Ronnen). She was the loving mother of Perry Jacobs (Lisa Jacobs) of Mamaroneck, NY; Teddi Jacobs of Scituate, MA and Lee M. Jacobs (Shelley Jacobs) of Fairport, NY; grandmother to Jason (Callie) Jacobs, Brent Jacobs, Jessica Jacobs, and Matthew Jacobs and great grandmother to Thompson Lee Jacobs and Carter Blair Jacobs. She is also survived by nieces Lynn Levey and Amy Levey and nephew Ted Levey.     

Joan was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School and a 1948 graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy, New York.

She nurtured her family, staying home when her children were young and later taught business courses at Bryant and Stratton in Rochester and at local high schools. Joan was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family, the sun and beach, tennis, water aerobics, cooking and baking, ballet, and travel. She enjoyed many wonderful trips, including the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, African safari, a cruise to the Greek Islands, Turkey, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Budapest, and Russia. She enjoyed her winters in Florida. She made friends easily, enjoying many social activities. Her bright spirit, kindness, and the sound of her laughter will be missed by many.  

Private Graveside Service was held at White Haven Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to
The Annual Fund for Russell Sage College,
61st Street, Troy, NY 12180
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A Memorial Tree was planted for Joan
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Brighton Memorial Chapel