John A. Jacobs

First Posted: 6/7/2010


John A. Jacobs, 91, died at 11:45 p.m. June 6, 2010, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Nelsonville to William and Mary Gasper Jacobs, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 28, 1940, he married Betty I. Long, who died June 14, 2000.

Mr. Jacobs retired in 1979 as a crane operator from Teledyne Ohio Steel, Lima, after 38 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. He enjoyed tinkering in his workshop and gardening.

Survivors include two children, David (Linda) Jacobs and Patricia Jacobs, both of Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, Tamara (James) Kinney and John W. Jacobs, both of Wapakoneta; five great-grandchildren, Joe (Betsy) Holtzapple, Jade (Chris) Crawford, Hannah Jacobs, Madison Jacobs and Alexis Jacobs; and a great-great-granddaughter, Alisha Holtzapple.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. The Rev. Matthew Lee will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Fryburg.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

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