LEWISTON – Jacob A. Olstein of Auburn, died peacefully on March 3, six months shy of his 100th birthday.

He was born Sept. 26, 1909, to Isadore and Becky (Sandman) Olstein in New York, N.Y., and resided there until 1986. That year he moved to Auburn with his wife of 65 years, Augusta, who passed away in 2004.

He attended City College of New York, and graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1932. Jack practiced law for several years and then entered the business world as an executive in a steel company in Jersey City, N.J.

He was an accomplished classical and Klezmer violinist. He met his future wife, Augusta, while touring in the Catskills and they married in 1935.

After retirement, he remained active and vibrant until one week ago. He was an avid sports fan, and two weeks before his death he traveled to Boston to see his favorite team, Duke, play basketball against Boston College.

He was an old New York Giants baseball fan and became a rabid Red Sox fan after moving to Maine. He also closely followed the Celtics and the football Giants.

He was an accomplished photographer. He developed and printed his own photos in a darkroom in his New York apartment. He and Augusta loved to travel and over the years they toured throughout North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Orient. He took thousands of color slides during these journeys and he could tell you where each one was taken.

He was a devoted father and he was very proud that his two sons became physicians. He was a devoted husband; when Augusta was confined to a nursing home, he visited her twice daily without fail.

He closely followed the growth, education and career paths of his seven grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Michael of Boston, and Joel of Auburn; daughters-in-law, Rita, Sheri and Linda; his seven grandchildren, Richard, Lisa, Deborah, Daniel, Rachel, Sarah and Zachary; three great-grandchildren, Madeline, Samantha and Tobias; and six “honorary” grandchildren.

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