Leonard E. Jacobs
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Leonard E. Jacobs (Gene, Jake, Len), 76 of Melbourne, Florida died December 2, 2013.
Born in Charleston, West Virginia to Bernard and Melissa Jacobs.
He joined the Air Force after high school at age 17, he married Doris Hamilton in December of 1957. Jake and Doris moved to Florida in 1959 for the Space Program. He started as a Radar Technician with RCA. He earned an Electrical Engineering degree from FIT in 1968, and worked as an engineering manager and a Range Safety manager. He also worked down range for a few years.
Jake enjoyed time spent with family (especially the grandchildren), officiating at various local high school sports, he loved the game of golf and tried to play as often as possible. He was a member of Beacon Baptist Church and served on various committees. He also enjoyed the McD's coffee club.
Jake is survived by spouse Doris, siblings: Tom (Kathy), Bonnie (Larry) and Chuck (Sheri); children: Pam Egan(Shawn), Bob Jacobs, Sandy Leonard; grandchildren: Arayna Klenke, Ariel Egan, Kaylee Leonard, Shane Egan, Mitchell Jacobs, Chelsea Leonard and Logan Bates.
He was predeceased by his son Mike Jacobs (2003) and recently brother Bernard (2013)(Sue).
Memorial service: December 5, 2013 at Beacon Baptist Church, Melbourne, FL. Visitation will begin at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Beacon Baptist Youth Ministry Summer Camp Program.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Dec. 5, 2013