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Obituary for Cynthia Ruth Jacobson

Cynthia Ruth Jacobson (nee Pines), of Maplewood, NJ, formerly of Bridgewater, New Jersey and of Staten Island, New York, passed peacefully on April 15, 2022. She was born in Portland, Maine on January 3, 1926 to Maurice and Sadie Pines.

Cynthia graduated from Cornell University in 1947 with a BS in Plant Science. She utilized her learning throughout her lifetime. She always focused on doing the best that she could and took on challenges with the utmost energy, always with a smile and a laugh, that always relaxed everyone.

In her years on Staten Island, she was involved in the preservation of the Staten Island Green Belt and established an educational curriculum at High Rock Environmental Education Center. A plaque was dedicated to her in 2021 for her service to the community. She was on a team that blocked a highway from being built on Staten Island. She was honored as a Women of Achievement on Staten Island in 1968. She moved to New Jersey in 1972 and served as Environmental Commissioner of Bridgewater Township for 11 years. She was a Board Member of ANJEC (Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissioners).

Her hobbies included gardening, swimming, music, traveling and enjoying nature. She swam her entire life until February of 2022. She played the cello for over 70 years in many Quartets and earlier for the Staten Island Symphony Orchestra. She had many passions. After her husband, Irving of 42 years, passed away, Cynthia spent years traveling the globe.

She is survived by her 4 sons, Peter, David, Kenneth and Clifford; 2 daughters-in-law, Patricia and Deanna; 4 grandchildren, Chase, Paula, Prema and Sita and 6 great grandchildren; Penelope, Canaan, Clementine, Nora, Lumen and Astra and her nieces; Marsha and Judy.

Cynthia was a very generous person and believed in giving for advancement of education and improving the lives of people. She would appreciate a donation to the charity of your choice.
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