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Notice of Passing: Attorney Howard A. Jacobs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julia Baldini
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The New Haven County Bar Association would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of NHCBA member Howard A. Jacobs who passed away. Jacobs was a founder of Jacobs & Dow and a member of the New Haven County Bar Association. 
JACOBS, ATTORNEY HOWARD Atty Howard Jacobs, 90, of Branford, Ct., devoted husband of 67 years to Natalie “Sis” Jacobs, died at his home on Monday, April 13th surrounded by his family. Born In New Haven on Nov. 28, 1924, he was the son of the late Israel & Alice Jacobs. Howard was the proud father of three daughters, Elki Jacobs Gazit of Tel Aviv, Debbie Jacobs Silver of Weston, Ct. and Sally Jacobs of Milford, Ct. and his sons-in-law, Amit Gazit, and Richard Silver. His six grandchildren, Ayala Gazit (Brooklyn), Anna Gazit, (Tel Aviv), Allie Silver (Buenos Aires), Carly Silver (Manhattan), Jake Beckerman (Santa Monica) and Gabe Beckerman (Japan) were his greatest joy. Howard received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1945 and graduated from its law school, with distinction in 1947. While in law school, he was Senior Editor of the Michigan Law Review. Howard then returned to New Haven to practice law with his father, Israel Jacobs, and his brothers, Stanley and Richard. For more than fifty years, Howard was involved in criminal defense, personal injury, and domestic relations litigation. His legacy continues with his law firm, Jacobs and Dow. Howard studied cooking at the Culinary Institute and was knighted Vice-Conseiller Gastronomique/Commandeur by the Chaines des Rotisseurs. A bon vivant, he traveled the world with his devoted wife, Sis, celebrating life to its fullest.

Funeral Services at Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven on Thursday, April 16th at 12:30 p.m. with Interment Services to follow at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Onyx St., New Haven. Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. A period of mourning will be observed at the Jacobs home at 22 Ozone Rd, Branford following the service on Thursday, April 16th and on Friday, April 17th from 3:00 -7:00.
Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 15, 2015
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