In Remembrance of Howard Allen Jacobson

Howard Allen Jacobson

Howard Allen Jacobson

Clarks Summit, PA April 6, 1928 ~ July 22, 2014 Date of Service: July 24, 2014



Howard A. Jacobson, 86, of Clarks Summit, passed away at home on Tuesday evening surrounded by his loving family.  His beloved wife of 66 years is the former Claire Siegel.

 

Born in New York, son of the late Walter and Sara Kandel Jacobson, he was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and went on to attain his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after just two and a half years.  After college, Howard went to work at Jacobson Hat Company where he remained for over 60 years.  In 1964, he moved the company to Scranton, and transformed the business from a manufacturer to a worldwide importer and exporter of hats. 


Aside from being a successful businessman, Howard was very much involved in the community and served on many boards.  He was chairman of the investment committee and a board member of Community Medical Center for many years. He also served as a board member of the Red Cross, the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, Wave-Oak, the Glen Oak Country Club where he was an avid golfer and served as president of the Oakford Glen Association.  He was also a member of the Masons. 


The true loves of his life were his wife, with whom he was able to travel the world, his children, and his grandchildren.


Also surviving are a daughter Gail Dickstein and husband, David, Clarks Summit; a son Jeffrey Jacobson and wife, Robin, Clarks Summit; four grandchildren, Eric and Marc Dickstein and Matthew and Shelley Jacobson; a sister Leonore Ross, Texas; and nieces and nephews.


The family would like to thank his caregivers, Jackie, Mary, Gladys, Stephanie, Chris, Ginny ,Josie, Teddy, Warren and Dr. Michael Kondash, who provided excellent care and whose service was above and beyond. 


Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Temple Hesed Cemetery, Dunmore, by Rabbi Daniel Swartz. 


Friends will be received during shiva at the family residence, Thursday evening 7-9 p.m., Friday 2-4 p.m., and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


Memorial contributions in Howard’s memory may be made to Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd., 18505; to the Jewish Community Center c/o the Jacobson Beautification Fund, 601 Jefferson Ave., 18510; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Phyllis E. Feibus
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Death of Howard Jacobson
Reply #6 on : Tue August 12, 2014, 22:20:12
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Dear Gail & David,

So sorry to hear of the death of your dear father/father-in-law. May his soul rest in peace. May his memory be for a blessing for your family. Take good care of your dear mother/mother-in-law.

With Deep Sympathy,

Phyllis E. Feibus
Brian & Mark McGoff
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Re: In Remembrance of Howard Allen Jacobson
Reply #5 on : Fri July 25, 2014, 11:28:36
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Our sincerest condolences to the Jacobson family on the loss of Howard. He and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ginny Cashuric
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Re: In Remembrance of Howard Allen Jacobson
Reply #4 on : Thu July 24, 2014, 16:40:52
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Dear Claire and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I'm so grateful for the time you allowed me to share with him and all of you. He was a smart, funny and loving soul who was a joy to care for and I will remember him always. He was my singing buddy! My prayers are with you all.
Barbara Menovich
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Re: In Remembrance of Howard Allen Jacobson
Reply #3 on : Thu July 24, 2014, 14:46:12
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So sorry to hear about Howard. He was a wonderful man.
Louis Rapoch
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Howard Jacobson
Reply #2 on : Thu July 24, 2014, 10:04:55
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Gail and Dave.....Karen and I would like to offer our DEEPEST condolences on the passing of your father and father-in-law..:(