Samuel Jack Jacobs, 93, died Wednesday evening at Crouse Hospital.
Born in Watertown, Sam had lived most of his life in Massena where he worked in the family business, Nathan Jacobs & Son Scrap Metal Inc. Most recently Sam had been a resident of The Oaks. Sam was a graduate of Syracuse University and Yale Law School. He worked for a time in Washington DC. Sam served in the US Army during WWII as an interrogation officer. He translated captured documents, interrogated Japanese prisoners of war, served as an interpreter, and composed and checked propaganda leaflets. He took part in the invasion of the Philippine Islands. He received the bronze star medal, and was a lay chaplain to his fellow soldiers.
Sam was proud to have been a Trustee of The Massena Public Library from 1973-1996 and served as chairman of the board from 1991-1996. Sam served as the lay leader of Congregation Adath Israel of Massena for many, many years.
Survived by his sisters Edith of Manlius, and Shirley of Old Brookville; his nieces Deborah (Robert), Carol (Alan), Louisa (Peter), his nephew Michael (Faye), and several great-grand nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were Friday in Adath Israel Cemetery, Massena.
Contributions in Sams memory may be made to a charity of ones choice.
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