Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel

68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ


Jacquelyn Dakss

May 17, 1925December 5, 2017

Jacquelyn Smithline Dakss, 92, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on December 5, 2017.

Jackie lived in Verona for many years, then moved to North Arlington and finally to West Orange where she has lived for the last 50 years.

Jackie is predeceased by her loving husband Sydney Dakss. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Cynthia Held, grandchildren Lauren and Shaun Checke and Jamie Held, great grandsons Eston and Levon Checke, and devoted family members Dorie Berman and Meredith Collins. Our love and gratitude go to her long time caregiver, Rosa Lozano who kept her alive with her love and devotion for the last 12 years. The family would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the amazing women who have patiently and lovingly cared for her over the last difficult years of her life. She loved her life and everyone she met and in return was loved and admired by all.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A graveside service will be held 11:30AM on Thursday at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston, NJ.

For those of you who would like to honor Jackie, donations in her memory to: VNA/Barnabas Hospice at 80 Main St., West Orange, NJ 07052 would be appreciated.

Shiva will be observed at the Held Home 8 Freedom Court, Montville, NJ 07045 (The Meadows @ Montville) following the burial on Thursday, Friday from 11:00 to 2:00PM, Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00, and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00PM.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 7, 2017


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B Hall

December 7, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in God's Word at 1THessalonians 4:14