Milton “Milt” Bernard Jacobson passed away with family at his side on October 16th, 2020, at age 90.
Milt was born on June 13, 1930 to Jacob and Mildred Jacobson in Philadelphia. Growing up, he played marbles on the sidewalk and followed the news of World War II with great interest, at one point conversing with German troops being held in Philadelphia. He attended Central High School in the 190th class, where he made lifelong friends.
Having graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism, he spent many creative years working in advertising before going back to school at Hahnemann University, where he obtained a Psychology Doctorate (PsyD). He went on to spend 20 years teaching sociology and psychology for Penn State while maintaining a private psychology practice. Upon retiring from teaching, he operated “The Glenside Store,” an antiques store in Glenside PA, where he became locally famous for posting a rotating assortment of humorous notes in the windows and for sitting outside and chatting with passers-by.
Sports was always a passion. He played baseball in the minor leagues, and, having been drafted at the end of the Korean War, became a champion of table tennis in the army. He developed a love of tennis and golf, and followed the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and 76ers closely.
Milt was married for over forty years to his beloved wife Merelyn, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his older brother, Stanton.
Milt leaves behind his children Eric Jacobson, Kip Jacobson, and Laura Jacobson Kuhl, as well as eight grandchildren, Amal, Prashanta, Tara, Simon, Casper, George, Milo and Imogen, a great-grandchild, Maya, and numerous cousins.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorial contributions in Milt’s memory may be made to Kleinlife, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116.
For more on Milt, see this article published in the Chestnut Hill Local (part 1 of 2): https://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/stories/as-a-child-he-saved-lou-gehrigs-life-milt-jacobson-84-is-a-funny-youthful-treasure-chest,5483