Isaacs, Jimmy Allen
Jimmy Allen Isaacs, 92, of Wilmette died Jan. 1 at Evanston Hospital after battling several serious conditions in recent years.
Mr. Isaacs was a long-time certified public accountant and a partner at Checkers, Simon and Rosner where he remained dedicated to multiple devoted clients even well past retirement age — and after the firm later became part of American Express Tax & Business Services. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was known by friends and family for his generosity, hard work, dedication and his commitment to doing the right thing. But he was also fun with a playful and infectious sense of humor. Mr. Isaacs never took himself too seriously and was fondly remembered as down to earth and genuine — traits that endeared him not only to friends and business clients and colleagues, but also to waitresses and mailmen and doormen. Mr. Isaacs was an everyday crossword puzzle player who loved golf — both playing and watching on television. He was an avid fan of musical theater — especially Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals. The first to admit that new technology baffled him, he remained charmingly content — and steadfast — about doing without it. He was one of the last accountants in his office to replace his adding machine with a calculator, and he never felt a need or a desire to own a computer. A portable AM/FM radio — and nothing more extravagant — was a decades-long companion for him and was regularly by his side. This past August, Mr. Isaacs and his wife, Roslyn, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 6, 1950 at the Orrington Hotel in Evanston. They spent most of their married life in the Chicago area — first in the city and then in Highland Park where they raised their two children. Once the children were grown and left the house, they moved to Wilmette where they lived for more than 30 years. In addition to his wife, Roslyn (nee Weiss), Mr. Isaacs is survived by his daughter, Carol Cowen (Jim) of Buffalo Grove; his son, Michael Isaacs (Pamela Hobbs) of Chicago; and his granddaughter, Kacey Cowen, of Wausau, Wis. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation, 5255 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie 60077 (www.nilestownshipgov.com
). Due to COVID-19, information about a memorial service will be announced at a later time.
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