of Boston and Stockbridge, MA died peacefully on Aug. 7, 2017 after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in NYC in 1945 to the late Mort & Rita Jacobs, she was raised in Roslyn Hts, NY. Lauren graduated from the University of Buffalo and Boston University Graduate School of Social Work. She is survived by her sister Lisa Jacobs; her brother Robert Jacobs; her stepson Andy Komack; her daughters-in law Wendy Komack and Julie Ginn; her grandchildren Sam and Jessie; and her nieces Jamie Connors, Jennifer Castrillon and nephew Jason Jacobs.
Lauren was a clinical social worker in private practice, had been an active member of NASW and taught at Simmons College. She was a founding member, along with her late husband Roy, of the Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) and she headed the Young Masters Classical Series concerts there. She was on the executive board of the National Celiac Association (NCA), played clarinet in the Metropolitan Wind Symphony (MWS) where she met her husband Roy, and was a member of the Stockbridge Bowl Association (SBA) where a path in Bullard Woods is being named in her honor.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Sun. Sept. 24 at 5pm at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley MA. Any contributions in Lauren’s honor can be made to the organizations listed above, PFLAG and MGH Pancreatic Cancer Research Center.