A ghost bike was placed at the location in memory of James Jacobs where he was hit and killed in Linwood, NJ.
from the Atlantic Press:
LINWOOD - James Jacobs, the 61-year-old identified by Linwood
police as the man killed when he was struck by a car while riding
his mountain bike at the intersection of Route 9 and Vernon Avenue,
was on his way home from running an errand, his mother, Dorothy
Jacobs, said Monday.
Dorothy Jacobs said her son, who she said was an outdoorsman,
didn't typically ride at night.
"It was pretty sudden," Dorothy Jacobs said in her one-bedroom
Vernon Avenue home. Jacobs said she was home when the incident
occurred and she could hear people outside on the street when the
She never thought the commotion was the result of her son being
He was struck by a Volkswagen Cabrio, driven by Nicole
Canamucio, 18, of Collingswood, Camden County. The accident
occurred at about 5:30 p.m. as Jacobs was riding west along Vernon
Avenue, police said.
Linwood Police Capt. Doug Carman said no charges have been filed
as of Monday morning and police continue to investigate the
Dorothy Jacobs said she spent Monday alternating between tears
and brief moments of happiness as she recalled her favorite
memories of her son. James Jacobs is one of four children. He has
two brothers and a sister.
"He had a wonderful life," she said. "He was such a good
She said James Jacobs spent his time outdoors rock climbing,
kayaking and hiking.
from his obituary:
JAMES LEWIS 61 - was killed on Route 9 riding his bicycle Sunday
evening November 13, 2011. Jim was born in Plainfield, May 16, 1950. He
grew up in Wilmington, Delaware suburbs and in Middlesex where he
graduated from high school in 1968. He attended Rutgers University in
New Brunswick. From 1976-1986 he lived in California married to Pamela
Glover of Ohio. They were later divorced. He spent many hours mountain
climbing and hiking in the high ranges. Jim worked at Rockport Shoe
Outlet at the Walk in Atlantic City. He also worked at Bob Kesslin
Sporting Goods until they closed and for many years at Value City in the
Shore Mall. He lived in Linwood in the home he share with his longtime
companion Susan Singer who died in September 2011. Jim loved fishing and
kayaking in the local rivers. He loved to travel in Florida, New
England, Colorado, Michigan, Canada and Mexico. He enjoyed skiing at Elk
Mountain in Pennsylvania. He was the beloved son of Dorothy Jacobs of
Linwood. His father, Rev. Henry Jacobs died in 2008. A brother Joseph
predeceased him in 2006. He is survived by his brother John and wife Gay
of Palermo and their extended family; his sister Ann Bott, her husband
Ken, and son Daniel of Chelsea, Michigan; nephews James and Jonathan
Peek of Florida; his aunt and uncle Ruth Anne and Don Crawford of
Wilmington, Delaware; nephew J.R. Jacobs of Newark, Delaware, niece
Lillian Jacobs of Maryland, an uncle Ralph McCormick of Paso Robles, CA;
and many cousins in Wyoming, Delaware, Michigan and California.
Godfrey's Funeral Home in Palermo is officiating. A memorial service
will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th St. & Bay Ave.,
Ocean City on Wednesday November 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Burial will take
place at the Jacobs family plot in Wyoming, Pennsylvania.