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Joyce Jacobs, longtime Buffalo General Hospital volunteer <br> June 27, 1926 -- Sept. 13, 2009

Joyce Jacobs delighted in the accomplishments of her son, daughter and three grandchildren and in volunteering at the hospital that helped her recover from a heart attack.

"I think one of her real passions was her work at Buffalo General," said her son, Charles.

"She did it every week for 20-some odd years. She really felt quite strongly," he said. "It gave her a purpose. She loved the people, the doctors."

Mrs. Jacobs died Sunday in Buffalo General Hospital. She was 83.

The former Joyce Schwab was a graduate of Kenmore High School and attended William Smith College. She met her husband of 62 years while walking across the University of Buffalo campus. Phillip Jacobs had returned from World War II service and was trying to find out about classes.

Mrs. Jacobs was past president of the local Brandeis University chapter of volunteers. During elections, she volunteered at the polls. She was an avid card player, loved golf and played for many years at Westwood Country Club in Amherst.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and son include a daughter, Susan A. Bender.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Temple Beth Zion Sisterhood Chapel, 805 Delaware Ave.


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