Frances Lee (Schaffer) Jackowitz, 90, of Lake Worth, Fla., and formerly of Springfield, died Oct. 21 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Jackowitz. Born in Springfield, she was the daughter of Becky and Sam Schaffer, She graduated The High School of Commerce in Springfield. Her life experiences ranged from being executive secretary at Hampden Brass and Aluminum working at local dress shops and clothing stores, to assisting in running an elderly ophthalmologist’s practice. She volunteered at the local hospital gift shop and participating in art classes at the Springfield Museums. She was known for her abundant amounts of food at family meals, including her famous kugel and her chocolate chip cookie squares. She is survived by four children and their spouses, Mark and Ronda Jackowitz, Elaine Rotenberg and Steve Rubin, Ken and Lori Jackowitz, and Judy and Ken Rotenberg; her grandchildren and their spouses, Rachel and Ari Berezin, Adam and Iryssa Jackowitz, Leah and Pedro Rangel, Talia and Patrick Griffin, Sam and Keilah Rotenberg, Rebecca Rotenberg, Ethan Jackowitz, Mia Jackowitz, Jacob Rotenberg and Zachary Rotenberg; her great-grandchildren, Nava and Ella Berezin, Meir, Della and Orly Rotenberg, Geordan and Callie Jackowitz, and Remy Rangel; two sisters, Sibby (Yale) Newman and Duffy Brooks; a sister-in-law, Lois Goldberg; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, David; and brothers-in-law, Jason Brooks and Cal Goldberg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Jewish Family Services of Western Mass.,  Alpert Jewish Family Services of West Palm Beach, or Temple Beth El. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME

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