Jacob Smoller
Boston, b. 21.May.1985 - d. 14.May.2015.


Jacob Smoller
 

Jacob was a very well known messenger throughout the worldwide community. He was one of the organizers of the 2009 North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) in Boston and was a leader in the Boston Bike Messenger Association (BBMA). He had an entrepreneurial spirit. He built bikes,frames, headbadges and organized many races.


"a good man. a good friend. a person to be missed. his family should know that he was loved by many. goodbye jacob" - sean kennedy

"Jacob was one of the good guys. Love and peace", - Andy Duncan

"Jacobs was such a good man. I'm so grateful that I was able to share time with him. He inspired me to try harder always. He was honest, caring and Empathic. He understood the world as a community and worked toward the good of people. I love him so much and am so sorry for events loss. A great man has left us and legends have been made. Xoxo" - Jessie Star Kelley

"Jacob was such a great guy. So often the life of the party. We had some really amazing adventures with our messfamily and his memory will live on in all of us. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Ride In peace. <3" - Leah Hollinsworth


Jacob Smoller and Lucas Brunelle


Jacob's obituary:

Jacob A. Smoller, 29, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Born in Portland Oregon on May 21, 1985, he was the son of Ronald L. and Susan M. (Meehan) Smoller. He was raised in Peabody graduating from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in 2003, and was a lifelong resident of the city.

After high school, Jacob studied under Master Bike Builder Koichi Yagamuchi, the lone official frame builder of the United State Olympic Cycling Team. Jacob was a self-employed bicycle builder and messenger, who enjoyed custom building his own bicycles, organizing bike races, playing the guitar, listening to and playing music. He was also a self-accomplished artist and photographer who traveled extensively. He enjoyed spending time with family and the friendship of many.

At the request of Jacob's family there will be no services. In lieu of floral arrangements, his family requests that donations be made in Jacob’s memory to “Bikes Not Bombs: Using the Bicycle as a Vehicle of Social Change” at http//bikesnotbombs.org . A memorial ride by fellow bicyclists was held in Boston on May 17 in Boston.

In addition to his parents of Peabody, Jacob is survived by his sister, Sara L. Smoller of East Boston; his paternal grandmother, Rosalind Smoller of FL; his aunts and uncles, Michael Smoller of FL, Carl and Victoria Smoller of TX, Robert and Florence Meehan of RI, Carol Lach of RI, Kathy Gower of IL, as well as many cousins and numerous friends, and his beloved dog, Jules.

Arrangements by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and memorial guest book.


Jacobs