Armin Jacobs, z”l – born in Hungary on June 26, 1928 – passed away peacefully on March 2, 2013 in California at the age of 84.

Armin Jacobs

Armin Jacobs

He spent most of his adult life in New York City. A survivor of the Holocaust, Armin was the last surviving among his six brothers and sisters. In spite of having his education cut short by WWII, he always hungered to learn more and continued to devour materials on historical and political subjects until his last days.

Armin always had a joke and a smile and shared his love of the outdoors and of music with all those he touched. Family and friends everywhere, from the Miramar Ski Club in Vermont to his friends in Humanistic Judaism in Florida and people he met in California, will remember Armin for his unfailing optimism, integrity, generosity, loving nature and faith in others.

Armin is mourned and celebrated by his three daughters and their husbands: Deborah Jacobs-Levine and Joel Levine, of Millbrae, Calif.; Denise Jacobs and Steve Despins of Atlanta; and Jordana Jacobs and Kit Bland of Brooklyn, N.Y. He also loved and was cherished by his four grandchildren: Yoshi, Shoshana, Sam and Nina. Armin is also commemorated by beloved nieces and nephews and their children as well as cousins and friends around the world. He will missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30062; or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126. Funeral services were held Wed., March 6, 2013 at Temple Kol Emeth at 1:30 p.m. with Rabbi Steven Lebow officiating. Interment followed at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.