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August 26, 2013

Stamford mayor dies at age 65

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“He was an excellent lawyer,” Bonhotal said. “He was the guy you wanted on your side if you’re going into the courtroom.”

Jacobs, also a skilled race car driver and pilot, “lived life every day to the fullest,” Bonhotal said.

Bonhotal and Golden echoed each other in describing Jacobs’ approach to municipal governance: Keeping taxes down while seeking the best for the community. Though an enthusiastic Republican, party politics wasn’t part of local governance, they said.

“He was great for the community, he had the best in mind for the community continually,” Golden said. “It’s a real loss to Stamford.”

Jacobs was a graduate of Stamford Central School, McGill University and Albany Law School of Union University, according to the Jacobs & Jacobs website. His legal worked included matrimonial, criminal, negligence, product liability, medical malpractice and commercial matters.

Jacobs also was very supportive of his son, Peter, a musician, colleagues said Sunday. Peter’s band, Dirty Blind, was playing at the GOP picnic on Saturday, Kelso said.

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