Passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband, Irving Eber; sister, Harriet Tyle; and parents, Ben and Mae Sherman, all from Rochester, NY. She is survived by her nephews, Craig Tyle (Laura Westley) of Burlingame, CA and Kevin Tyle (Bryan LaVigne) of Albany NY, and her grand-nephews, Ian Westley of San Francisco, CA and Simon Westley of Burlingame, CA. She is also survived by her close friend, personal trainer, and tireless advocate Edna Miller of Irondequoit, NY.
Jackie obtained her B.A. in Spanish in 1952 from the University of Rochester. After graduating, she put her language skills to good use during a trip to Europe with friends. Jackie then began a long career as an educator, the vast majority as a creative, dedicated, and beloved first-grade teacher at School # 41 in Rochester. Although Jackie was not a “mother” in the dictionary sense of the word, she helped raise hundreds of children via the classroom!
Following her retirement, Jackie turned her attention to her hobbies, including reading, attending theater and concerts, continuing her education at the Osher Center for Lifelong Learning, and travel. She was always at the ready with enthusiastic accounts of all the experiences these hobbies afforded her. One of the most memorable was when her return flight from Iceland to the USA was diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, on Sept. 11, 2001. Jackie exercised her body as well as her mind, and made the most of the exercise classes and facilities at the Jewish Community Center in Brighton.
Although her final years involved a struggle with dementia, her healthy lifestyle, sunny disposition and love of nature, music and the arts kept a smile on her face as well as those who cared for her. Special thanks go to all the staff at Wolk Manor, The Lodge, and the Jewish Home of Rochester who made the last several years so much easier.
There will be no service nor calling hours.
Jackie wished that her legacy matched her life … namely, the enrichment of the lives of children. Therefore, a contribution in her name would be gratefully appreciated to the:
Golisano Children’s Hospital (CLICK HERE to donate online)
University of Rochester Larry and Cindy Block Alumni and Advancement Center 300 E. River Road Rochester, NY 14627