Stephen J. Jacobson

July 15, 1943March 19, 2013

Stephen J. Jacobson, 69, of Phillip Drive, Spofford, was called home Tuesday, March 19, following a courageous battle with cancer. Steve was at home, able to watch the falling snow on the last day of winter, surrounded by his family as he was escorted into heaven. He was born in Memphis, TN, July 15, 1943. Steve grew up in Brooklyn, NY, the oldest of seven siblings of William and Evelyn (Bauer) Lancieri. In 1962 Steve graduated from John Adams High School, then later in November enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. During his term, he served as a rescue helicopter pilot during the Vietnam conflict until November 1965. He went on to get his degree in Finance and Economics from Hofstra University, NY. Steve’s great passion for learning allowed him to move into several industries. At each company he was employed he not only embraced the challenge and people but also made many lifelong friends. Four children were brought into our world during his marriage (1967-1982) to Susan Holland of Brooklyn, NY. The family moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1972. During his time in Colorado he enjoyed directing several community plays and coaching baseball, including his children in each of these activities. In 1992 Steve met Victoria Petersen of Ft Collins, CO where they were both employed at Advanced Energy, Inc. On August 20, 1994 they were married at the home of Victoria’s parents at Red Feather Lakes, CO. Steve went on to work for Horizon Organics until 2005 when Steve accepted a position at New Chapter Organics in Brattleboro, VT. Steve and Victoria fell in love with New Hampshire and settled in Spofford. In 2008, Steve went into part time retirement as a consultant, assisting small business owners with profitability and growth. An avid runner, Steve ran several marathons even qualifying for the Boston Marathon. An enjoyable evening included a glass of wine, good music and conversation. Favorite activities included world travel, sailing, driving sports cars and attempting to play golf. Since becoming a Grandfather, his greatest joy has been laughing, storytelling and wrestling with the grandchildren. Steve’s compassion was his greatest talent and gift, mentoring people to expand their knowledge. Steve attended the Monadnock Covenant Church in Keene. Steve’s loving survivors include his wife Victoria (Petersen) Jacobson of Spofford; his parents, William and Evelyn Lancieri of Patchogue, NY; sons: Stephen Jacobson and wife Lisa of Langhorne PA; Christopher Jacobson and wife Adrienne of Ft. Collins, CO; Kyle Colvin of Casper, WY; daughters: Jennifer Jacobson of Denver, CO, and Vanessa Porterfield of Glenwood Springs, CO; brother Bill Lancieri of Farmingville, NY; sisters: Jackie Erickson of Staten Island, NY; Grace Zurcher of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Donna Caixeiro of Valhalla, NY; Evelyn Cappolo of Farmingville, NY; and Ellen Vitello of Mahopac, NY; seven grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Steve’s son Sean C. Jacobson and brother-in-law Walter Zurcher await him in heaven. Services for Mr. Jacobson will be held at the Monadnock Covenant Church, located at the corner of Base Hill Road and Route #9 in Keene, Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Friends are invited. There are no public calling hours. A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held in Colorado in May. It has been requested that gifts be made in memory of Mr. Jacobson, to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, BCAN, 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD. 20814 ( or to the Caring Bridge; Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 6032, Albert Lea, MN. 56007 (


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Jim Bradley

April 17, 2013

Vickie, I was so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was the best mentor that I ever had. He will be missed. In Steve's honor, I will work harder to share what I know with others. With hard work and focus, I might become 1/10th the teacher that he was. Please let me know if you need anything. Love and Peace.

Nancy Hadenfeld

April 5, 2013

I know I am late on this I am so sorry. Loved you both please contact me
Love you

Rodd Talbott

March 28, 2013

My deepest sympathy Vickie. I have many fond memories of the two of you. Steve was always quick to give me a hard time...which made the friendship richer. Best wishes

Ethel Horton

March 26, 2013

Will always be in my favorite memories. With love and sympathy.

Dave Brinlee

March 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mr. Jacobson was always a pleasure to be around even when struggling through a round of golf.

Sally Keefe

March 25, 2013

May your grief pass swiftly and memories last forever. With sympathy.

Susan mckee

March 25, 2013

Vickie my prayers and thoughts are going out to you and your family in this stressful time I'm so sorry for you Susan McKee Fort Collins CO

Chris Warren

March 25, 2013

I am sitting here this evening in the UK contemplating the ceremony happening many miles away as I write. So my thoughts are with Vickie and all the family and friends who are celebrating the life of Steve, my friend and substitute brother who I have had the pleasure of knowing for the past 25 years. I am sure that where ever he may be he is already holding court on some issue or other and getting the management organised. God bless you Steve I will miss you always, Chris and Hilary, Sussex, England.

Virginia Booton

March 25, 2013

Vicki-My prayers are with you and Steve's family. Know that God is always watching over you and your family.

Barb Skowron

March 25, 2013

Goodbye to a wonderful person and friend to all who knew him. My sympathy to Vicki and the family. may God stregnthen you during this difficult time.