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Norman S. Jacobs of Winter Garden, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Florida Hospital, Orlando. He was 82 years old. Mr. Jacobs was born in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 23, 1931, to the late David Craig and Esther Greenstein Jacobs. He attended area schools and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Jacobs was an entrepreneur and owned and operated various retail stores.

On March 14, 1954, in Bradley Beach, N.J., he married Eileen Z. Starr, his wife of almost 60 years, who survives him. Mr. Jacobs is also survived by his son David of Longwood; daughters, Karen (Richard) Grove of New Smyrna Beach, Shari (Craig) Bryan of Alabama, and Heidi Jacobs of Winter Garden; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson Evan Grove.

A memorial service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz officiating. The family requests contributions in memory of Norman Jacobs to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.


Reader Comments

SteveVitkovsky writes:

Mr. Jacobs reminded me of the actor Herb Edelman on the show The Good Guys. The show ran for two seasons beginning in 1968. Bob Denver starred as cab driver Rufus Butterworth, and Herb Edelman as his life-long friend, Bert Gramus. With wife Claudia (Joyce Van Patten, younger sister of Dick) he runs Bert's Diner and would answer the phone Yellow, Bert's place. I dated his daughter Shari in Indian Country Campsites, Gouldsboro PA around 1973-1975. I recall her birthday is either Nov. 9 or 10.

RChiarello writes:

I remember Mr Jacobs well from my youth in Freehold, NJ. As a kid I recall what a great personality he had, how he always seemed upbeat and how nice he was to all the kids on the block. Rest in peace Mr Jacobs and God bless.


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