Boston, b. 21.May.1985 - d.
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 A. Smoller, 29, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May
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
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