on July 6, 2014 - 7:11 PM
Feb. 4, 1920 – July 4, 2014
Sebastian “Buster” J. Jacobi, a retired restaurateur, died Friday at Fox Run Assisted Living Facility in Orchard Park. He was 94.
A Buffalo native, Mr. Jacobi entered World War II in 1942 and served as a mechanic in the Army Air Corps.
He was an ironworker as a young man and worked on many structures at Bethlehem Steel, his family said.
Along with members of his family, Mr. Jacobi co-founded seven Jacobi’s restaurants in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Cheektowaga and Lancaster. He worked at his restaurants seven days a week until age 93, when he retired from his last restaurant in Hamburg.
Mr. Jacobi’s hobbies included traveling, camping, fishing and boating.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Munro, and a son, John.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Wednesday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 66 East Main St., Hamburg.