With much sadness we announce the death of Beverly Jacobs, wife of the Rev. Canon Gregory A. Jacobs, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Newark. Bev died suddenly and unexpectedly at home the evening of December 27, 2012.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2 p.m., at St. Andrew & Holy Communion Church, 160 West South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 (973-763-2355). A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
Notes of condolence may be sent to The Rev. Canon Gregory Jacobs and Family, 31 Marrow Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
Beverly Faye Canzater Jacobs
July 20, 1953 – December 27, 2012
Born in Anniston, Alabama to Theodore and Eloise Canzater, Beverly was educated in the public school systems of New York City. During this time, she and her sister were used to integrate three elementary schools in Queens. A graduate of Princeton University, Beverly was a member of the second class of women admitted to that institution. While at Princeton, she met her husband, Gregory Alexander Jacobs. To their union were born two daughters, Charlotte Elizabeth and Stephanie Nicole (Gregory F. Snyder).
Upon graduation from Princeton, Beverly enjoyed a career in advertising at Benton & Bowles (NYC), handling accounts ranging from the United States Post Office to laundry detergents.
Switching her career focus, Beverly entered the field of education and spent over 30 years teaching in several school systems, including East Cleveland and Solon, Ohio and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Not only did Beverly display her talents teaching students in the classroom, but she also served as an advisor and mentor to other teachers; specializing in teaching best practices in the field of mathematics and technology. In 1990, she was a contributing editor to The Equity in Technology Project Directory. Beverly was most recently employed by the New Jersey Department of Education.
A dedicated and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Beverly is survived by her husband Gregory, daughters Charlotte and Stephanie and son-in-law Gregory Snyder; mother, Eloise Canzater; sister Pamela Canzater Cheney; nieces Kathryn-Anne, Dominique, and Elizabeth; mother-in-law Lynette Jacobs; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dr. David G. Jacobs and Mrs. Rosalyn A. Jacobs; nephews Eric, Evan, and Ethan Jacobs; sister-in-law Lisalyn R. Jacobs; nephew Alyandro Jacobs, and countless relatives and friends.
God our Creator,
we thank you that you have made each of us
in your own image,
and given us gifts and talents
with which to serve you.
We thank you for Beverly,
the years we shared with her
the good we saw in her,
the love we received from her.
Now give us strength and courage,
to leave her in your care,
confident in your promise of eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.