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Obituary: Jacob (Jack) Ain

Jacob (Jack) Ain

Jacob (Jack) Ain, of Weston, MA, 94 years of age, died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Jack Ain was born Dec. 15, 1915 in Sea Cliff to Julius and Clara Ain and lived most of his life in Sea Cliff and Old Brookville. He leaves his beloved four sons and one daughter: Mark Ain, Lexington, MA; Brent Ain, Potomac, MD; Ross Ain, Washington, DC; Aron Ain, Newton, MA; and Alice Ain Rich, Weston, MA. He is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, two sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and many, many dear friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Pearl Ponemon Ain and siblings Sarah Morenstein and Herbert Ain.

He was a graduate of Sea Cliff High School, Class of 1933, and New York University, Class of 1937 where he earned a degree in engineering.

Jack lived a full life with his adored wife of 65 years, Pearl, at his side. For over 45 years, he operated a local plumbing and heating supply business that he took over from his father. But his real interests were his family and the charitable organizations to which he gave tirelessly. While Jack was involved in leadership positions with the Lions Club, Congregation Tifereth Israel, the Glen Cove YMCA and many other charitable organizations, the Nassau County Chapter of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) was particularly special to him. He served as a board member and leader of AHRC for many decades. In recognition of his dedication to providing assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities, the AHRC opened the Pearl and Jack Ain Advantage Care Diagnostic and Treatment Center on its Brookville campus in 2005 through a lead gift provided by Pearl and Jack.

He was dedicated to making the world a better place and was committed to his community and energized by working to make the world a better place. He will be remembered as a man who cared deeply about his family and made a difference by helping those who needed assistance to lead productive and meaningful lives.

Donations may be made in loving memory of Jacob Ain to the Pearl & Jack Ain Advantage Care Diagnostic and Treatment Center at AHRC Nassau, 189 Wheatley Rd., Brookville, NY 11545. Phone 516-626-1000.