In memory of
Jacquelyn Smithline Dakss Longtime resident of West Orange and Verona Jacquelyn Smithline Dakss, 92, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Dec. 5, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill La., Iselin, N.J. Arrangements are under the direction of Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston, N.J. Jackie lived in Verona, N.J., for many years, then moved to North Arlington, N.J., and finally to West Orange, N.J., where she had lived for the last 50 years. Jackie was predeceased by her loving husband, Sydney Dakss. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Cynthia Held; grandchildren, Lauren and Shaun Checke, and Jamie Held; great grandsons, Eston and Levon Checke, and devoted family members Dorie Berman and Meredith Collins. Our love and gratitude go to her longtime caregiver, Rosa Lozano, who kept her alive with her love and devotion for the last 12 years. The family would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the amazing women who have patiently and lovingly cared for her over the last difficult years of her life. She loved her life and everyone she met, and in return was loved and admired by all. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. For those of you who would like to honor Jackie, donations in her memory to VNA/Barnabas Hospice, 80 Main St., West Orange, N.J. 07052 would be appreciated.
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