Jacob Joseph Frankel, born on April 3, 1940 in Asbury Park, was the son of the late Benjamin and Sally Frankel. Joe graduated from Asbury Park High School, class of 1958, Brown University and University of Pennsylvania Law School.
He spent his career as vice president and chief of government affairs for New Jersey for the Prudential Insurance Company. He also served as mayor for the Borough of Eatontown for 24 years.
During his tenure as mayor he met with President Carter at the White House and was instrumental in saving hundreds of jobs at Fort Monmouth in the late 1970s.
He was a longtime member of the Ocean Beach Club, Hollywood Golf Club and Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter, Florida. He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Susan Rubin Frankel, for over 52 years.
He is survived by his wife Sue of Tinton Falls; his children, Steven and Aimee Frankel of Rumson and Lynn and Ian Findlay of Belmont, Massachusetts; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Drew and Ellie Frankel and Will and Caroline Findlay.
Bloomfield Cooper in Ocean Township was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association.
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