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Jacob Himelfarb

Male 1911 - 1995


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  • Born  17 Sep 1911 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Dec 1995  Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Paper: Sun, The (Baltimore, MD)
      Deceased: Jacob Himelfarb
      Date: December 16, 1995
      84, teacher, salesman Jacob Himelfarb, who sold clothing, then real estate for 27 years after teaching for two decades in city schools, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Pikesville. He was 84.
      Mr. Himelfarb retired from teaching in 1951, family members said, to seek greater financial security. He became a sales representative and later a vice president and eastern regional sales manager at Hortex Manufacturing Co., which made Billy the Kid jeans.
      In 1976, he retired from Hortex, turning to the sale and lease of retail property until 1989.
      After graduating with teaching credentials from Towson Normal School in 1931, Mr. Himelfarb taught at an elementary school in Waverly, then at Hamilton Junior High School. He also taught citizenship courses for new immigrants. He completed a bachelor's degree in history at Johns Hopkins University in 1939.
      From 1938 to 1951, he taught economics and history at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, was the athletic department's business manager and appeared in the Poly Follies, an annual teacher-student show.
      Mr. Himelfarb spent several years as a trustee of the Fresh Air Fund, which helps send inner-city children to summer camp. He was a "big brother" at the Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister League. And for 45 years, he was a member of the Beth Jacob Congregation.
      Services were conducted yesterday.
      He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Jennie Willen; two sons, Richard J. Himelfarb of Baltimore and Donald M. Himelfarb of Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Rose Gewirtz, Jessie Himelfarb and Shirley Applebaum, all of Baltimore; a brother, Morris Himelfarb of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Box 742, Owings Mills 21117.
      Section: NEWS
      Page: 3B
      Copyright (c) 1995 The Baltimore Sun Company
    Person ID  I943  Himelfarb Family Tree
    Last Modified  28 Aug 2006 

    Father  Samuel Himelfarb,   b. 2 Oct 1879,   d. 14 Jul 1960, Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Glick,   b. 15 Dec 1879, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Sep 1902 
    Histories
    Samuel Himelfarb 1920 Census
    Samuel Himelfarb 1920 Census
    Family ID  F178  Group Sheet

    Family  Jennie Willen,   b. 20 Jun 1914,   d. 1 Dec 2013, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Jay Himelfarb
     2. Donald M. Himelfarb
    Family ID  F177  Group Sheet