Joseph W. Jacobi Sr.

July 27, 1924July 2, 2013
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Joseph W. Jacobi, Sr., 88, died Tuesday July 2, 2013, at Westport Place Health Campus in Louisville. He was born in 1924 in New Albany, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his two wives, Mary Louise Kraus Jacobi (1960) and Shirley Ann McCamish Jacobi (2008), and an infant son Jeffrey A. Jacobi. He attended New Albany High School and received engineering degrees from Speed Scientific School, University of Louisville. He was the retired founder and president of the civil engineering firm, Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz, and served the Town of Clarksville 25 years as Town Engineer. He was a Past Director of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers, a Past President of the Jeffersonville Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and general manager of the Harbor Lights Band. He was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific and was a life member of Bonnie Sloan Post #28, American Legion in New Albany.

Survivors include: Sons: Joe Jacobi, Jr. and his wife Kathy Mark Jacobi and his wife Jean Mike Jacobi Jerry Jacobi and his wife Kathryn Paul Jacobi and his wife Linda Dennis Jacobi and his wife Stephanie Sister: Mary Margaret Jacobi Zimmer and her husband Mark 12 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild Visitation will be from 2:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. His Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 316 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville, Indiana with burial to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Westport Place Health Campus for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mary Lou Kraus Jacobi Memorial Scholarship Fund at Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, Indiana 47150.

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  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 6, 2013

Joseph W. Jacobi Sr.

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July 12, 2013

My husband and I are so glad our daughter Stephanie married into the Jacobi family. She married Dennis Jacobi, one of six fine brothers. We were so pleased to welcome Joe into our family and were honored to have him attend Holiday parties. When Joe's wife Shirley was living, she and Joe would come to the Christmas party donning Santa hats, Shirley would play the piano as Joe played the saxophone. Joe was so special in many ways and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with the family as they work through this great loss. But pleasant memories will keep him alive in our minds. Bless you all. Kathy and Bob Sanning.

frank diebold

July 10, 2013

I very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I can see your attention to detail is the result of having an engineer as a dad. Save all the memories. Looking forward to having you back at Water Step to keep us organized. With sympathy,
Frank Diebold

William Ricke Sr.

July 7, 2013

My Condolences to the Jacobi Family

Cheryl and Bill Calm

July 6, 2013

Think a wonderful memory of Joe each day and he'll be with you. We've met only Mark - our dear Annie's stepdad- but if he's any measure - Joe was a wonderful man.

Rupert Strawbridge

July 5, 2013

To the Jacobi family, I am sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in our family prayers
God Bless You Rupert Strawbridge and Family

July 5, 2013

To the family of Joseph W. Jacobi, Sr. we offer our deepest condolences at this time of Joe's passing. The Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc. wish to recognize Joe as a past director, and past president, (1966), of ISPLS and to honor his professionalism and leadership as both a Land Surveyor and as a Professional Engineer.
The Indiana Society of Professional
Land Surveyors, Inc.
Charles M. "Chuck" Coyle, PS.
2013 ISPLS President

Jim and Donna Bowen

July 5, 2013

To the family, our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of this great man. May God grant you strength and peace as you travel through these next few days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Vicky Kent Haire

July 5, 2013

I just looked at all the photo.He has left you guys with great memories, hold on to them Jerry.Sorry for your loss.....

Vicky Kent Haire

July 5, 2013

To the Family, Friends and Loved Ones,
May you find Peace in this time of loss of such a wonderful man.
Joe was our engineer, and many of our successes today are due to him being such a forward thinker and team player for the utility industry.
Much Love,
Silver Creek Water Corporation

Keith Bube

July 5, 2013

To The Jacobi Family,
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your family.
The Bube Family