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Ben A Jacoby
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 20, 2011

Ben A. Jacoby, Recipient of the Robert E. Ohaus Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership and Co-Founder Brinton Eaton Associates, Dies at 83

Ben Jacoby, a dedicated Northern New Jersey business and civic leader, passed away on Thursday, October 20 from complications suffered following an accident. He was 83.

Mr. Jacoby is survived by his wife, Martha (nee Martha Glucksman); his children Paula Murray of Summit, N.J., and Marc Jacoby, Ph.D., of West Chester, Pa., and their spouses John and Roxanne; and his grandchildren Sean, Marie, Rachel, and Ellis.

He was an extremely devoted husband, father and grandfather and took great pride in his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. A man of many interests, Mr. Jacoby attended the Chautauqua Institution cultural programs in the arts, education, religion, and politics every year. Classical music was also an important part of Mr. Jacoby's life. Over the years, he enjoyed attending numerous concerts and symphony performances. A resident of Summit, Mr. Jacoby, CFP, was a co-founder and senior financial advisor of Brinton Eaton Associates, a wealth management firm based in Madison. Mr. Jacoby was instrumental in guiding the firm and building Brinton Eaton into what it is today. For many years after the company was founded in 1988, Mr. Jacoby managed the investment portfolios of Brinton Eaton's clients. Up until the time of his accident, Mr. Jacoby was an enthusiastic and integral participant in the business. Prior to his Brinton Eaton career, Mr. Jacoby was a senior partner with the Thomas Group, a management consulting firm specializing in the high-technology industry. He is a former Division Vice President of the RCA Corporation, where he enjoyed a successful career spanning 30 years. At RCA, he held senior management positions in international operations, finance, and technology. He also chaired several government and industry task forces and authored numerous technology and management articles. In the 1960s, Mr. Jacoby pioneered the development of the integrated circuit and was featured on the cover of Steel magazine. He was also listed in Who's Who in Science in America. A native of Brooklyn, Mr. Jacoby graduated from New York University with a B.S. degree in mathematics. He also attended the United States Coast Guard Academy and served for two years in the Coast Guard immediately after World War II. Throughout his long career, Mr. Jacoby continually strove for excellence in all of his relationships with clients and peers and approached every issue with absolute honesty and integrity. He had a rare ability to listen to all sides of an issue, treating all opinions with respect, diplomacy, and most important, an open mind. He will be remembered for his warmth, charm, and ever-present sense of humor. In addition to his significant professional accomplishments, Mr. Jacoby was also the director and officer of several non-profit organizations, including the Somerset Hills YMCA, where he served as treasurer for many years. In 2003, the YMCA bestowed upon him the Robert E. Ohaus Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership. One cause he was particularly passionate about was the Walk to Cure Diabetes for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for which he tirelessly raised funds. Year after year, he received awards as one of JDRF New Jersey's top fundraisers.
In his memory, the family asks that donations be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 23, at 3 P.M. in the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitz-man Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston, NJ 07039.

Published in The Daily Local on October 22, 2011
Created by: Jeff Pincin Sr.
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79083656


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