Pauline Frances Jakab Santoro (née Strobl) ended her journey on September 24, 2020.
She was 91. Born October 17, 1928 to Anton and Louise (Schuch) Strobl, she was a near lifelong resident of New Rochelle, and a member of Holy Family Parish.
Pauline graduated Mayflower Grammar School, New Rochelle High School and the Katherine Gibbs School in Manhattan. She worked as an executive secretary for Yardley, Lederle Labs and the Fine Chemicals Division of American Cyanamid.
She married William D. Jakab of Manhattan in 1968 and Joseph V. Santoro of the Bronx in 1989.
A truly caring and compassionate person, she was a longtime volunteer and past president of the New Rochelle League for Service at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. She was also a member of the Catholic Widows and Widowers at St. Pius X in Scarsdale.
Two of Pauline’s greatest joys in life were dancing and travel. From day trips to European vacations, she was fortunate to have traveled from the early 1950’s until her last international trip to visit family in Austria in 2015 and to a family wedding in Idaho in 2016.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Bill in 1984, her second husband Joe in 1996, her brother Anton J. Strobl in 1977 and her sister Louise Vesey of Mercer Island, WA in 2017.
She is survived by her son, William G. Jakab of Tuckahoe, NY and a host of nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours will be on Monday, October 5 from 4 to 8PM and Tuesday, October 6 from 9 to 10AM at George T. Davis Funeral Home at 16 Shea Place in New Rochelle. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:30am at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery, also in New Rochelle. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org/ or to the Humane Society of Westchester in New Rochelle http://humanesocietyofwestchester.org/.