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Arthur I. Jacknowitz


Arthur I. Jacknowitz, beloved husband, brother, uncle, friend and mentor died on April, 18, 2019 . Born seventy five years ago in Brooklyn, New York to Miriam and Samuel Jacknowitz, Art and wife Linda made West Virginia their home since 1974 when he joined the faculty of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Art cherished his life, filled with loving relationships, a successful career, and fun. One of his greatest gifts was his ability to help others problem solve and succeed. During recent months, he received hundreds of communications from grateful former students and colleagues and friends acknowledging his impact on their professional and personal lives. Art was a Professor and the Arthur I. Jacknowitz Distinguished Chair Emeritus in Clinical Pharmacy at West Virginia University. He was Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy for almost 16 year, from 1985-2001. Prior to this, he was Director of the University’s Drug Information Center. In 1988 his efforts to disseminate drug information to consumers and health professionals won him the University’s Heebink Award for Outstanding State Service. Author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific and technical articles and abstracts, and as many presentations, he was a monthly columnist for several years for the “US Pharmacist”, a recipient of the Merck, Sharp and Dohme Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Professional of Pharmacy, and for more than a quarter of a century a member of the editorial board of the “Drug Information Journal”. He served two five-year terms as a member of the United States Pharmacopeia USP Convention’s Gastroenterology Expert Committee. He is one of only 22 healthcare professionals nationwide to serve on the 2010-2015 Medicare Model Guidelines Expert Panel, where he and his panel colleagues received the 2011 USP’s Award for Innovative Response to a Public Health Challenge. At the time of his death, he was serving a seventh three-year term on The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Licensure Test Review Committee. He is one of only 25 pharmacy practitioners and educators nationwide to achieve this recognition. Art counted his decade of service as academic advisor to more than 260 pre-pharmacy and pharmacy honors students among his most important WVU activities. In recognition of these sustained efforts, the Honors College named him Faculty Advisor of 2012. In 2001 to recognize his more than a quarter of a century of teaching, scholarship, and service, a former student endowed a Distinguished Chair in his honor; Art was named its first occupant. Art was inducted into the West Virginia University Health Science Center Academy of Excellent in Teaching and Learning in 2012. In 2004 the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Alumni Association conferred honorary alumnus status on him. That same year he was named WVU’s Most Loyal Faculty Mountaineer. Art retired after 38 years of service to WVU, but remained an engaged member of the university community. At the School of Pharmacy he continued to mentor students, coordinated its student ambassador program and was a member of the School of Pharmacy Visiting Committee. After serving on the WVU Retiree Association Steering Committee, he then served as the Association’s founding Chair. In retirement Art became a member of the WVU Art Museum’s founding class of volunteer docents. Recently the WVU Creative Arts Center Visiting Committee honored Linda and Art by awarding them the College’s 2019 Alison Deem Distinguished Friends Award. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service hour, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Dering-Henson Funeral Home in Morgantown. Shiva minyans will meet at the Jacknowitz home Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. A future memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Morgantown Tree of Life Congregation Jacknowitz Fund; the Arthur I. and Linda M. Jacknowitz Scholarship WVU School of Pharmacy; or the Abby Robin Jacknowitz Travel Fund WVU Art Museum. Caring services are provided by Dering-Henson Funeral Home. Condolences online at www.dering-henson.com

Arthur passed on April 18, 2019

Visitation 11-1 Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Services will be held on April 23, 2019

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"My prayers are with his family🙏🏻 Class of 1983"
From Cindy Clinebell RPh on April 19, 2019
"So sorry for your loss. Art was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed by so many!"
From Nancy Wasson on April 19, 2019
"Linda, I loved and appreciated Professor Jacknowitz. I could not be the pharmacist I have been 43 years without him. He was kind and understanding when I most needed it in my life. Thank you both so much for all you do and have done for so many. May God Bless you always. Mayme Class of 76"
From Mayme Barbery Hopkins on April 19, 2019
"Linda, I loved and appreciated Professor Jacknowitz. I could not be the pharmacist I have been 43 years without him. He was kind and understanding when I most needed it in my life. Thank you both so much for all you do and have done for so many. May God Bless you always. Mayme Class of 76"
From Mayme Barbery Hopkins on April 19, 2019
" We are sorry to hear of Art’s death. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers at this sad time. May God bring peace to you in the days ahead. "
From George Lilley & Mavis Grant on April 19, 2019
"My deepest sympathy to Linda. Art was a good friend and peer on the Naplex Review Committee for the last few decades. He was a gentleman and friend to all he met. I have many fond memories of time spent with Art and he will be greatly missed. "
From Neal Walker on April 20, 2019
"I am so sorry for your loss,such a shock he was loved by everyone "
From Connie Curry on April 21, 2019
"I am so sorry for your loss,such a shock he was loved by everyone "
From Connie Curry on April 21, 2019
"Art was my co-coordinator for many years. Although he was a great mentor for a young teacher, he was an even better friend. It’s hard to express how much he’ll be missed. "
From Chris Terpening on April 21, 2019
"We are deeply saddened by the news of Artie’s passing, and our heart felt condolence to Linda and family. May his memory always be a blessing."
From Jack. & Michele Joseph on April 21, 2019
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From on April 21, 2019
"I am a 1992 graduate from the WVU SOP. Dr Jacknowitz, encouraged me to pursue my post baccalaureate PharmD at MUSC. Several years later he also was a supportive reference for my matriculation into the WVU SOM. I have a picture of Dr Jacknowitz and my mom from 1992 after graduation, where he was wishing me well as I went of to PharmD school. What a great mentor and human being. Thank you Dr Jacknowitz. You were a true inspiration to me and so many others!"
From David Ruffin, MD, PharmD on April 22, 2019
"I was so sorry to hear about Art. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know the basketball team will miss his support."
From Jeannette Southerly on April 22, 2019
"Linda: I am so sorry to hear of Art's death. In my time at WVU SOP, he was a mentor, a colleague, and a friend who made going to work a pleasure. I enjoyed his company immensely."
From Pete Gannett on April 22, 2019
"Dr. Jacknowitz was a great professor and mentor. He will be greatly missed."
From Marjorie Mathieu on April 22, 2019
"He was one in a million. There are no words to express my sympathy for your loss."
From Dianna L Ringer, class of '75 on April 22, 2019
"Have had you and family in thoughts and prayers. Dr. Jacknowitz was definitely one of pillar of the school. Always felt like I wanted to better to make him, dr malanga,dr blister know I appreciated what they did for me. He along with several others made the school great and made me honored to go to WVU school of Pharmacy. "
From Rob Rice on April 22, 2019
"Godspeed Dr. J. You were an inspiration when I was in school, an inspiration in life and career and an inspiration in how to live each day until the final one."
From jim wells on April 22, 2019
"So sorry to hear of Art’s passing. His leadership at WVU Drug Information enabled me to stay on the cutting edge in servicing nursing homes, prisons, and group homes for the mentally handicapped. And he was a good friend. May God’s Grace, Love, and Peace fill and guard your heart. I lost my wife in 2016 to bone marrow cancer. My prayers and love go with you. "
From Robert Lohr on April 22, 2019
"He will be missed for his wonderful positive nature and his great smile and encouraging attitude for all. The school and our university have lost a great friend."
From Zack Phillips on April 22, 2019
"I am very sorry for the passing of Art. He will be greatly missed by all whom he touched."
From Alan Keiser on April 22, 2019
"He will be missed"
From David Dalton on April 22, 2019
"The thing I remember most about Dr Jacknowitz is that when he smiled he didn’t just show it on his face. He smiled with his whole self."
From Beverly Osborne DeLoach on April 23, 2019
"Dear Linda: I am so sorry for your loss. Art was a wonderful person, teacher, mentor and friend. He will be missed by all. I remember how nice he was to my aunt, Irma. Always being a friend to her. And he was a great friend to me as I finished my pharmacy degree and launched my career in the pharmaceutical industry. May you find comfort in remembering all of the great times with him. Sincerely, Armando Armie Anido"
From Armando Anido on April 23, 2019
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From on April 23, 2019
"Dear Linda, I was so sorry to hear about Art. I will never forget about him and how he gave me my first chance just out of high school in the work force. He was such a kind man and no matter where I saw him, he always remembered me and spent time to chat. I will miss seeing him. I always seemed to run into him at Aldi's. I consider myself so lucky to have met him. I am unable to attend the service due to recent surgery. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
From Diane Richardson on April 23, 2019
"Condolences to the family"
From Sharon Salisbury on April 23, 2019
"Condolences to the family"
From Sharon Salisbury on April 23, 2019
"I am so grateful that I got to know Art. He was a wonderful mentor and counselor, friend and colleague. This world is definitely a little bit smaller without him in it. Love and hugs to Linda and all Art's family and friends!"
From Jennie Powell on April 23, 2019
"Dr. Jacknowitz was a great teacher, mentor and friend. He always had a smile to give and was ready and willing to help any pharmacy student out with any problem that they may have had. I will greatly miss him. Will be praying for the family."
From Megan Martinez Class of 2001 on April 23, 2019


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