OBITUARY

John D. Jacobson

January 13, 1931May 6, 2018
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Captain John D. “Jake” Jacobson of Overland Park, KS passed away May 6, 2018. Services will be held Friday, May 11, Visitation at 1pm, Service at 2pm at McGilley and Hoge Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas.

John was born to John and Katherine (Holub) Jacobson January 13, 1931 in Sharon, PA. He was a 1949 graduate of Sharon High School. He served in the US Navy Reserves from 1951-53 as an Airframe and Engine Mechanic. He then began his civilian career in the aviation industry, changing with the times from props to jets, and from mechanic to Airline Captain. He retired from Trans World Airlines after 30 years of service. On February 13, 1954, he married Margaret Louise Anderson in Sharon, PA. In the late 1950’s, Jake and his beloved wife Lou moved to the Kansas City area and raised their 6 children. He was an avid golfer (with 2 holes-in-one), a sailor (owning multiple boats through the years docked at Lake Perry), and a prolific reader, he loved searching for and collecting books by his favorite author, G.K. Chesterton. His family joked that he was trying to read every book in the Johnson County Library system. A gifted natural athlete, he continued to outscore his sons on the golf course deep into his retirement. Jake was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lou and granddaughter, Leslie. He leaves behind six children: Janet (Steve) Fyke, Dave (Marcia) Jacobson, Beth Jacobson, Mike (Julie) Jacobson, Ted (Kim) Jacobson and Bill (Marcia) Jacobson; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Marthann (Edward) McKee and brother, Tim (Sylvia) Jacobson. He was deeply loved by those who knew him and is already missed. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers from ComForCare and Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care who blessed us all with their care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the TWA Museum, 10 Richards Road #110, Kansas City, MO 64116.

  • FAMILY

  • Katherine Ann (Holub) Jacobson, Mother
  • John Bartholomew Jacobson, Father
  • Margaret Louise (Anderson) Jacobson, Wife
  • Leslie Geneva Jacobson, Granddaughter
  • Janet Ann (Jacobson) Fyke, Daughter
  • Steve Fyke, Son-in-law
  • David James Jacobson, Son
  • Marcia Jacobson, Daughter-in-law
  • Mary Beth Jacobson, Daughter
  • Michael Stephen Jacobson, Son
  • Julie Jacobson, Daughter-in-law
  • Theodore John Jacobson, Son
  • Kim Jacobson, Daughter-in-law
  • William Joseph Jacobson, Son
  • Marcia Jacobson, Daughter-in-law
  • Marthann (Jacobson) McKee, Sister
  • Edward McKee, Brother-in-law
  • Timothy Simon Jacobson, Brother
  • Sylvia Jacobson, Sister-in-law
  • Christopher Jon Williamson, Grandson
  • Bradley Johnston Jacobson, Grandson
  • Jennifer Lynn (Jacobson) Knox, Granddaughter
  • Benjamin John Jacobson, Grandson
  • Katharine Louise Jacobson, Granddaughter
  • Jessica Kate Jacobson, Granddaughter
  • John Robert Jacobson, Grandson
  • Nikolai Lennon Elizondo, Great Grandson
  • Aleister John Williamson, Great Grandson
  • Deaglan Finley Williamson, Great Grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Jacobson, Pallbearer
  • Mike Jacobson, Pallbearer
  • Ted Jacobson, Pallbearer
  • Bill Jacobson, Pallbearer
  • Ben Jacobson, Pallbearer
  • Brad Jacobson, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

John D. Jacobson

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Markt Meyer

May 12, 2018

I enjoyed knowing John for many years, with P.W.A. I wish the family the very best.
- Captain Markt Meyer.

Jim Charles

May 11, 2018

David, I was so sorry to read of your passing. One of my fondest memories of you and your family was when I happened to have been in Kansas City for a few weeks in July 1977 on a work assignment and you invited me to your family dinner. You and your lovely family made me feel so welcome and comfortable and it was the highlight of trip. I still have the bottle of your homemade wine that you bottled in 1974 and gave me. I've been saving it for a special occasion. Hard to believe it has been over 40 years ago.

William Greer

May 11, 2018

I will always remember and appreciate going to "doughnut day" with Jake and Carl. Jake was a great neighbor and we will miss him. Bill

Sylvia Jacobson

May 11, 2018

I remember you, Dave, as a gentleman and a gentle man. You and Lou showed me, as a sister-in-law, so many kindnesses over the years, and welcomed me into the family with open arms and open hearts. Coming from a pretty quiet family, as an only child, I loved all the chatter, activity and stories! And I still do! You left a loving legacy, and I am proud and thankful to have the last name of Jacobson. You and I shared a special love of flowers, so before I left home for your Memorial Service, I planted begonias at Stony Path Cottage, and as they bloom I’ll be thinking of you!

Marjorie (McKee) Tharp

May 9, 2018

Uncle Dave was a smart, easy-going guy who had one sister – our mom who, when distance and life kept our families from seeing each other -- brought her big brother to life with stories. That love and admiration was only reinforced when we got to see him in person. What a sweet man! He gave to us the perspective of our mom as a little girl…as sis. He will be missed. In sympathy---with much love ( & a big hug) to the Jacobson family.

Tim Jacobson

May 9, 2018

A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life; maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery Wind, Sand and Stars

Karen (McKee) Trump

May 8, 2018

You had such a beautiful soul Uncle Dave. I wish we lived closer, so we could have spent more time together.
You were the best dance partner at my sister's wedding. Sorry for stepping all over your feet. Smiling, remembering you giving me directional signals of your next step, and me being absolutely clueless. Your dancing was impressive!
Much love and prayers.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen
Jim, Jen, Shelby








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Biography

Captain John D. “Jake” Jacobson of Overland Park, KS passed away May 6, 2018. Services will be held Friday, May 11, Visitation at 1pm, Service at 2pm at McGilley and Hoge Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas.

John was born to John and Katherine (Holub) Jacobson January 13, 1931 in Sharon, PA. He was a 1949 graduate of Sharon High School. He served in the US Navy Reserves from 1951-53 as an Airframe and Engine Mechanic. He then began his civilian career in the aviation industry, changing with the times from props to jets, and from mechanic to Airline Captain. He retired from Trans World Airlines after 30 years of service.

On February 13, 1954, he married Margaret Louise Anderson in Sharon, PA. In the late 1950’s, Jake and his beloved wife Lou moved to the Kansas City area and raised their 6 children. He was an avid golfer (with 2 holes-in-one), a sailor (owning multiple boats through the years docked at Lake Perry), and a prolific reader, he loved searching for and collecting books by his favorite author, G.K. Chesterton. His family joked that he was trying to read every book in the Johnson County Library system. A gifted natural athlete, he continued to outscore his sons on the golf course deep into his retirement.

Jake was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lou and granddaughter, Leslie. He leaves behind six children: Janet (Steve) Fyke, Dave (Marcia) Jacobson, Beth Jacobson, Mike (Julie) Jacobson, Ted (Kim) Jacobson and Bill (Marcia) Jacobson; 7 grandchildren, Christopher Jon Williamson, Bradley Johnston Jacobson, Jennifer Lynn (Jacobson) Knox, Benjamin John Jacobson, Katharine Louise Jacobson, Jessica Kate Jacobson and John Robert Jacobson and 3 great grandchildren, Nikolai Lennon Elizondo, Aleister John Williamson and Deaglan Finley Williamson. He is also survived by his sister, Marthann (Edward) McKee and brother, Tim (Sylvia) Jacobson.

He was deeply loved by those who knew him and is already missed.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers from ComForCare and Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care who blessed us all with their care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the TWA Museum, 10 Richards Road #110, Kansas City, MO 64116. Online condolences may be left at www.mcgilleyhoge.com.