Allen Jacowitz, 74, of Audubon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Paoli Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Susan J. Berse Jacowitz, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late William and Mollie Teitelbaum Jacowitz. He moved to East Brunswick, New Jersey in 1977, and then to the Shannondell retirement community in Audubon, where he and Susan have resided since 2015.
Allen taught computer classes at Brooklyn College and then worked at CUNY. After his education career, he worked as a Computer Programmer for AMAX Copper, Digital Equipment Corporation and Toys “R” Us, specializing in relational database technology. Allen loved his New York sports teams, including the Giants and especially the Yankees, as he went to see them play many times as he grew up. However, nothing could compare to the joy he found spending time with his family. There were many wonderful trips with his wife and children over the years, eventually joined by extended family, including his beloved grandchildren later in life. The trips took him to many countries around the world, but by far his favorite place to visit was Disney World in Florida. Allen was also an avid reader, and was very interested in history, trivia and keeping up on current events.
In addition to his wife, Allen is survived by his two daughters, Linda Jacowitz and her husband Mark Kenney, and Karen Jacowitz and her husband Matt Craig. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Michelle and Lauren Kenney and Brian, Rachel and Emma Craig. He was predeceased by his sister, Claire Tishfield.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2018 at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 1060 W. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville.
Interment will be in Beth Israel Cemetery, Coatesville.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Linda Jacowitz from 4-8pm on Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Allen’s memory can be sent to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society or a charity of the donor's choice.