OBITUARY

William Herbert Jacobs

July 15, 1926October 22, 2016
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William H. Jacobs, 90, of Gilbertsville. Husband of the late Nancy A. (Freed) Jacobs. Passed away in Chestnut Knoll on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Born in Eshbach, PA. He was the last surviving child of Kate and William R. Jacobs. William worked for Bethlehem Steel at the Pottstown and Bethlehem factories as a welder and fitter for over 30 years. He also worked as a part time carpenter for Paul W. Moyer and eventually went into the carpentry business full time with his partner Daniel Moser. Bill served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Birmingham assigned to the Pacific Fleet. He saw action in various locations throughout the Pacific including Iwo Jima and Okinawa where his ship was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane. He was proud to serve his country and often spoke fondly of his navel experiences. William was a member of St. Joseph’s (Hill) Evangelical Lutheran Church 244 Koch Rd. Boyertown, PA. 19512. He was also active in the Boyertown and Douglass Township Rod and Gun Clubs. Bill was an avid hunter and sportsman traveling extensively throughout the country and Canada while on hunting expeditions. He is survived by his children, Catherine M. wife of Dennis M. Yoder of New Berlinville. Linda S. Stark of Boyertown, and Michael D. husband of Diane Jacobs. William is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his grandson Richard D. Yoder and his brother Charles Jacobs. Funeral Services will be held at St. Joseph’s (Hill) Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown, On Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM. Friends and family may call at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512 on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM and at church Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Visistation

    Friday, October 28, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 28, 2016

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Patrice (Freed) Kaplan

November 2, 2016

Uncle Billy was a wonderful man! Even though I rarely saw him, I'll miss him a lot! He had a special place in my heart.

Frank & Linda Ferraro

October 30, 2016

Dear Cathy & family, We deeply saddened to hear of your father's passing. My dad also worked at Bethlehem Steel in Pottstown. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. With love, Linda & Frank

Terry & Charlene Starr

October 28, 2016

So sorry to learn the news of your dad's passing. Will keep all of you close in prayer for God's hands of comfort to lead you through this dark time in you lives. Your dad leaves many fond memories and these are God's blessed gift to us that only grow fonder with time. Our thoughts are with you

October 26, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Dan Moser

Jim & Debbie Brumbach

October 25, 2016

Catherine, Linda, and Mike,

We were truly saddened to hear the news about your Dad. Bill was a great guy and we have many, many fond memories of him. He was very considerate and always jovial. Shortly after he went out on his own in construction, he and Dan Moser took over and finished the building of our house. We still have pictures of us all putting shingles on the house roof back in 1979. He was a really good carpenter and skilled craftsman. The neatly framed and huge poured concrete steps that he formed at our house have never shifted. Of course, I was interested in his naval experiences during WWII and he had shared his exploits with me, when his ship was hit by the Japanese Kamakazi airplane. We're so sorry that we won't be able to honor his memory this Friday, as we're in Florida. Please know, however, that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. He'll be missed by many of us who knew him.

October 25, 2016

Mike,
So very sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Denny Messer
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Chester Heydt

October 25, 2016

Linda, Michael and Catherine sorry for your loss.

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