Obituary: Benjamin Jacobson

Obituary: Benjamin Jacobson

The Atlanta native was an Army Reserve veteran, a jeweler, and an aficionado of Corvettes and shag dancing.

Benjamin Milton Jacobson, 82, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018.

He was born June 16, 1935, to Bessie and Herman Jacobson, both of blessed memory. Milton was a native of Atlanta who graduated from Morningside Elementary School and Grady High School. He attended the University of Georgia, where he received a B.A. in business administration and was master of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. After graduating, he served in the Army Reserve and was stationed in Columbia, S.C. After the Army he returned home to his family business, Sterling Jewelry Co. His love of Corvettes led him to become a member of Corvette Atlanta, where he served as president. He and his wife were avid shag dancers and were members of ShagAtlanta. Both of those endeavors resulted in friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Arlene Kaye Jacobson; daughters Lori (Joel) London and DeAnne Jacobson, both of Atlanta; grandchildren Sarah Kaye London and Max Sylvan London; sisters-in-law Cindy Kaye, Phyllis Kaye Magrill and Loretta Jacobson; and brothers-in-law Barry Kaye and Stanley Magrill. He was predeceased by his brother Burton. The family gives loving thanks to his caretaker, Mike Neal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shepherd Center. A graveside service was held Monday, May 7, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign the online guestbook at

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