Jacob Baer Mazer passed away peacefully in his sleep June 12, 2020. He was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Birmingham, Ala., the youngest of three boys.
As the owner of Mazer Lumber Company and Mazer Discount Home Centers, JB was known for his business acumen and personal integrity. Over the course of three generations, Mazer’s successful family business grew, establishing deep roots in the Birmingham community. A prolific storyteller, he reveled in telling a good joke. He was a former president of Temple Beth-El in Birmingham and an integral member of numerous regional, national and international Jewish organizations.
Known for his generosity, JB supported a wide range of charitable causes and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. He strongly believed that a person’s level of giving should match their level of living.
JB was predeceased in death by his wife of 65 years Lynette; parents Eva and Ben Mazer; brother Joe; and daughter Robyn. He is survived by his brother Eph (Frieda); sister-in-law Jane Mazer; son Michael Mazer (Carole); daughter Nancy Lutz (Dennis); grandchildren Adam Mazer, Tara Mazer, Cori Mazer, Benjamin Lutz, and Jeremy Lutz; as well as a large extended family of in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Donations may be sent to Camp Ramah Darom, 6400 Powers Ferry Road NW, Suite 215, Atlanta, GA 30339, 404-503-2129.