Jacob Hersch Deutschmann, of Sierra Vista, known to family and friends as Jack, passed away on Aug. 8, 2013. He was born on May 9, 1930, in Newton, Mass., the son of Arnold and Beatrice Deutschmann. As a young man, he attended Tufts University in Medford, Mass., where he earned a B.A., with a major in history. He joined the Marines during the Korean War, then returned to Massachusetts where he attended Harvard University and earned his MBA. He later lived in New York City, Essex, Conn., and Placitas, N.M. He began his career as a stock market analyst in Boston, then later worked as a stock broker on Wall Street and in Hartford, Conn. He retired at the age of 65 from Fahnstock & Co. in Hartford, Conn. His greatest passion was sailing, and he owned a variety of sail boats over the years following the winds along the East Coast, from Annapolis to Camden, Maine. He was also a Civil War buff, and enjoyed reading about and touring Civil War battlefields.He leaves two step-daughters, Renata Wilke of Sierra Vista and Michelle Truly of Crested Butte, Colo.; son, James of South Africa; three grandchildren, Amanda Tarbescu of Sierra Vista, Michaela Wilke of Sierra Vista, and Jacob Deutschmann of Wilmington, N.C.; great-granddaughter, A’lexus Perry of Sierra Vista; as well as numerous friends and relatives in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Edith Tarbescu-Deutschmann, of Albuquerque, N.M., who was his partner for nearly 25 years. Donations may be made in the name of Jacob Deutschmann to dementia research to help find a cure for this devastating disease. His family and friends all over the country hope he’s sailing on the great lake in the sky.
Remembering members of the Williston Northampton community