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Sebastian J. Jacobi, co-founded family restaurants

Feb. 4, 1920 – July 4, 2014

Sebastian “Buster” J. Jacobi, a retired restaurateur, died Friday at Fox Run Assisted Living Facility in Orchard Park. He was 94.

A Buffalo native, Mr. Jacobi entered World War II in 1942 and served as a mechanic in the Army Air Corps.

He was an ironworker as a young man and worked on many structures at Bethlehem Steel, his family said.

Along with members of his family, Mr. Jacobi co-founded seven Jacobi’s restaurants in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Cheektowaga and Lancaster. He worked at his restaurants seven days a week until age 93, when he retired from his last restaurant in Hamburg.

Mr. Jacobi’s hobbies included traveling, camping, fishing and boating.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Munro, and a son, John.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Wednesday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 66 East Main St., Hamburg.

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