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Richard G. Jacobs

December 13, 1926 — September 19, 2016

On Monday, September 19, 2016, Richard G. Jacobs, 89, Carlisle, entered the church triumphant at Cumberland Crossings.   He joins his beloved wife, Beverly, who passed away in 2008 after over 60 years of marriage.
Born December 13, 1926 in Easton, he was the son of the late Michael Jacobs and Mabel (Weaver) Jacobs Savitz and was a graduate of Wilson High School.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Jacobs, his sister, Patricia Clevenstine and his mother’s husband, Samuel Savitz.
Before his 18th birthday, Dick entered the United States Navy, and served during WWII and the Korean Conflict.  While in the Navy, he served on the USS Laffey,  the USS Henderson,  and the USS Severn.  He continued to join his shipmates maintaining and preserving the USS Laffey while he was physically able.  Following his honorable discharge in 1951, Dick went to work for the former Bell Telephone, retiring in 1985 as a Right-of-Way Engineer.
While he was in the Navy, he married the love of his life, Beverly H. (Frick) Jacobs on May 19, 1946.  Together they raised two daughters, and moved to Mechanicsburg in 1968.
Dick was a longtime member of Paxton Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and member of the Kirkers Sunday School Class and was a member of the Dillsburg American Legion, Post 26.  He also spent many years volunteering at the Downtown Daily Bread and truly enjoyed woodworking, surf fishing on the beach, and hunting with his grandson, Nathan.
Surviving are his daughters:  Susan D. Shuey (and her husband, David), Newville and Diane M. Jacobs, West Fairview; one sister:  Carolyn Royer, Reading; one brother:  Donald Jacobs, Felton, DE; his grandson:  Lt. Nathan D. Shuey, USN, Newville; nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.
Graveside services with military honors will be held 1:30 pm Friday, October 7, 2016 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with the Rev. John W. Green, his pastor, officiating.
Due to cemetery floral restrictions, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions  in his memory may be made to his church, 3500 Sharon Street, Harrisburg, 17111 or to Downtown Daily Bread, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg,  17101.
Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.

Those wishing to attend the services should meet behind the cemetery office at 1:15 pm October 7.
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Friday, October 7, 2016

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Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

Annville, PA

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