Arty and Bette were side-by-side always. They met at a friend’s wedding and were married for almost 57 years. They were inseparable. Tragically, Arty and Bette passed away suddenly on February 8, 2023 due to a motor vehicle/train incident near their winter home in Delray Beach, Florida.
Arty and Bette cherished the time they spent with friends in Milford, Connecticut where they lived for over 55 years, and Delray Beach, Florida where they spent winters for over 30 years. They had a gift of creating life-long friends and making each relationship special. They loved being active together and sharing new experiences. They enjoyed life to the fullest and were always on the go from casual dinners, to long drives, traveling wherever life called, playing sports themselves, to watching their kids and then grandkids play sports. Love of sports was woven through their life. Arty and Bette loved their family most of all. When you needed or wanted Bette and Art they came running. Their greatest joy was spending time with their children and grandchildren which included attending every activity and sports games in which their loved ones participated.
Arthur and Bette are survived by their children Leslie (Jeff) Mertz and Evan (Michele Angel) Jacobson and their beloved grandchildren Alec, Gavin and Julia who were the lights of their life. They were predeceased by their son Keith, and as they wished will now be laid to rest beside him for all eternity. Arthur is predeceased by his parents Edward and Jessie Jacobson (Goldberg), and his sister Barbara Zinn (Jacobson) and brother Ronald Jacobson. Bette is predeceased by her parents William and Evelyn Greene (Herzlich) and her brother Burt Greene.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Cancer Couch Foundation, recognizing Bette and Arty’s joy watching their daughter dance to support raising funds for metastatic breast cancer research.