Robert 'Jake' Jacobs, retired newspaperman

March 6, 2014
Jake Jacobs

Robert "Jake" P. Jacobs, 93, of Lewes, formerly of Bethesda, Md,, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. He was born Feb. 12, 1921, son of the late Chester and Anna Jacobs.

As a young man he was a newspaper carrier which fueled his fascination for news media. Mr. Jacobs served his country honorably and proudly with the U.S. Army during World War II, primarily in Europe. After serving his country, Mr. Jacobs attended George Washington University before embarking on a newspaper career.

He had a lifelong career with the Washington Star newspaper in their advertising department. Mr. Jacobs retired in 1981 and began enjoying the little things in life, such as a great round of golf with an old friend, but especially fishing on the Potomac. He loved telling stories about his great fishing day, but seemed to never have a fish to bring home!

Mr. Jacobs truly was a jokester and could tell a story like no other could. He loved American history and considered himself an American history buff. He loved learning throughout his entire life and sharing his knowledge with others.

Mr. Jacobs will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. His numerous stories will be cherished and live on in those whose lives he touched.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jacobs was preceded in death by his wife, Sara "June" Jacobs in February of 2012. He is survived by two daughters: Martha Stabler of Lewes and Marilyn Rightsell and husband Christopher of Lewes; two grandchildren: Brian Rightsell of Lewes and Andrea Rightsell and her companion Josh Osher of Missoula, Mt.; two great-grandchildren: Haven and Marihas; a niece Sally Miller of Mobile, Ala.; one brother: Charles Jacobs of Florida; and one sister: Eugenia Larsen of Cape Code, Mass.

Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beebe Healthcare, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

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