Myer Jacobs, 93, president and chief executive officer of Willard Inc., a former mechanical and electrical contracting firm, died Monday, July 23, of metastatic cancer at Cathedral Village, the retirement community in Andorra.
Mr. Jacobs was a devoted bicycle rider and tennis player, his grandson Andrew Karasik said.
"He was biking up until he turned 93 in September," Karasik said, "and he played tennis probably until April."
During his years at the firm, Willard worked on buildings at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Center, and others.
"We would have dinner somewhere downtown," Karasik recalled, and "he used to walk us through buildings and say, 'I remember when we did this job.' "