Valery “Val” Jakubowitch
April 21, 1941 - March 27, 2020
Valery Jakubowitch, fondly known as “Val”, age 78, of Townsend, DE, passed away after a heart attack while bike riding on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Born in Ukraine, USSR on April 21, 1941, he was the son of the late Alexander and Alexandra (Romanov) Jakubowitch. Val’s parents, he and his grandmother escaped and passed through Europe during the war. After, they lived in Belgium where he went to school, learning French. Val spoke several languages. They were accepted into the USA in 1951, they struggled as immigrants often do. Eventually Val was able to attend Worchester Polytechnic Institute, University of Connecticut and Temple University (MA), earning his doctorate in Education Administration. Teaching was his calling. Val spent most of his career teaching math and computer science in Philadelphia. He loved fishing, biking, playing duplicate bridge (Sapphire Life Master) and to travel.
Val is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, RoseAnn M. (Ferroni) Jakubowitch; children, CatherineAnn Jakubowitch, MD (Rick Kostelnik, MD) and Andrew Jakubowitch, PE (Erin); and 5 grandchildren.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.