Seymour Jacobs, 91, of West Orange died July 25, 2014. Born in Passaic, he lived there and in Fair Lawn before moving to West Orange 14 years ago.
In 1949, Mr. Jacobs opened his first pharmacy, Fair Lawn Pharmacy, on River Road in Fair Lawn. Three years later, he opened a second store on Broadway followed by a third store, Denville Pharmacy in Denville.
He graduated from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy in 1946.
He spent three and a half years as a sergeant in the Medical Corps Unit of World Word II on a hospital train that transported the wounded throughout France and Germany, including Holocaust survivors.
He served on the board of the Drug Counseling Committee in Fair Lawn and was an original sponsor of the borough’s Little League program. He was a member of Fair Lawn Jewish Center.
Predeceased by his wife of 19 years, Harriet Lendman Jacobs, he is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beverly; four daughters, Amy (Ken) Friedland, Beth Jacobs, Judy Jacobs, and Robin (Gary) Vanderwalde; a brother, Albert; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 27 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association