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In Memoriam

November 18, 2010

Jay "Bud" Van Dahm Sr., who was a Chicago area dealer for 63 years, died Jan. 16 at age 95. 

He owned and operated South Racine Nash-Rambler, at 6935 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, from 1935 to 1970. In 1965, he opened Van Dahm Lincoln-Mercury, at 10201 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, with his sons Jay Jr. and George. That dealership operated until 1998.


Van Dahm also served on the board of directors of Chicago Christian High School and Trinity Christian College, both in Palos Heights.


He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sons Jay Jr. and George; a daughter, Joan; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to Calvary Church of Orland Park, 708-429-2200.


Alan Jacobs, who operated a namesake Buick-Mazda dealership in Countryside from 1985 to 1998, died of cancer Jan. 4 in Naples, Fla. He was 77.


Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughters Ellyn, Carolyn and Leslie; six grandchildren; and twin brother Harold, who is the retired president of the Jacobs Twin franchises in Chicago.


A memorial service was held Jan. 29 in Naples. Contributions can be made to the Alan Jacobs Memorial Fund, Northern Trust Bank, 375 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102-6549.