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Pearl Karlin Jacobs

Pearl Karlin Jacobs died at her family home in Sharon, MA, on October 7, 2021 at the age of 100, a mere six weeks after the death of her daughter, Barbara.

Pearl Ruth Karlin was born on December 5, 1920 to Max and Eva Tofias Karlin. Her parents were Jewish immigrants from the Russian Pale of Settlement who met in Boston during World War I.  Pearl’s siblings, and her dear lifelong friends, Elliott and Miriam pre-deceased her in the last decade.

Pearl married David Jacobs one month after his return from WW2 on October 7, 1945. They moved to Sharon in 1950 and raised three children: Ron, Jim, and Barbara. Jim and Barbara lived with her for the last several years. Pearl’s family expanded to include Ron’s wife Linda, and later their son, Scott, his wife Heather, and their son Oliver.

Like her parents, family, religious traditions, and education were core values as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Pearl was a calm, kindhearted, gentle, and giving soul. Her joy was bringing relatives together for simple old-fashioned holiday dinners in her mother’s style, or casual dinners with aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Pearl will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her.

Private burial services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:45am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl’s memory may be made to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund at Temple Israel of Sharon, PO Box 377, 125 Pond St. Sharon, MA 02067. You may also click here to be directed to the Temple’s donation page.


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