Arthur E Jacobson Jr (91) passed away peacefully surrounded family and dear friends on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at The Middlesex Hospice Unit in Middletown, CT.
He is born on the corner of Tartia Road and Colchester Avenue in East Hampton, the son of Arthur Jacobson Sr and Helen DuHamel Jacobson. He was a life time resident of East Hampton, first on Tartia Road and eventually moving to his current residence on Flatbrook Road.
He married his high school sweetheart, Cora Moon on October 4, 1947. They spent a lifetime together until her untimely passing in January 2002. Together they raised seven children and he is survived by Cynthia Pond of Colchester, CT, Patricia Sloan of East Hampton CT, Arthur E Jacobson III of Marlborough, CT, Martin Jacobson and Susan Havrilla of Naples, FL, James and Elizabeth Jacobson of East Hampton, CT, Betsy and Stephen Wall of Colchester, CT along with his loving sister Marjorie Jerin and brother and wife, Vincent and Sam Jacobson.
Besides his wife Cora, he is predeceased by his son Steve Jacobson earlier this year, his parents, and his siblings Claire VanVerdeghem, John Jacobson and Nancy Caffin.
Art attended high school locally and joined the US Army during WWII. He traveled to the Philippines by ship where he served as a Staff Sergeant until the end of the war. He returned to East Hampton and Cora where he worked various jobs including carpentry, before settling into a 35-year career with the US Postal Service in town. Always a hard worker, he worked his way up from rural mail carrier to Assistant Post master although he always said walking the mail route was the best years in that long career.As the years passed, the most important thing to him was his thirteen grandchildren; Karen, Michael, Keith, Amy, Emily, Adam, Chelsea, Colton, James, Sarah, Ashley, Caleigh and Nick and his nine great grandchildren; Kyle, Travis, Ethan, Nora, Cora, Natalie, Charlotte, Brooklyn and Emerson. Art’s lifetime interest included hunting and fishing in Northern New England with friends and locally in Salmon River and Flat Brook areas. He was a lifetime member of the Belltown Sportsman’s Club and American Legion in East Hampton. He also was a Mason. He enjoyed raising animals and in particular; Golden Retrievers. He enjoyed family camping with his wife Cora. He liked watching the Red Sox and even more watching his grandchildren playing sports. Over the years, he enjoyed the company and companionship of his longtime friend Harriett. They traveled to Florida and Northern New England several times along with their local restaurant and flower show trips.
He grew up on his family farm in East Hampton. Loved working the land and continued that tradition his entire life. He was blessed to have many longtime friends that he cared deeply about throughout his life. The Jacobson family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center in East Haddam, CT and the Weiss Hospice Unit at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT for their care services and support during a difficult time. Special thanks to his in-home caregiver and friend Trevor Wily. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Wednesday Oct. 3rd from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday Oct. 4th at 10:00 AM in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in East Hampton followed by burial in Lake View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.