Jacob Gaubatz, Jr.
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MANSFIELD: Jacob Gaubatz, Jr., 85, died suddenly January 5, 2014 in Riverside Methodist Hospital after a brief illness.
Jacob (Jake) was born March 16, 1928 in Mansfield to the late Susanna (Lay) and Jacob Gaubatz, Sr. He attended Mansfield Senior High School and was on the varsity baseball team. He graduated in 1946 and continued to be active in the Century Seniors, an alumni group from Mansfield Senior High School.
A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Jacob served active duty from 1946 to 1948 and as a reservist from 1951 to 1961. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
An avid bowler, he was a member of the Ohio Bowling Congress, the Mansfield Bowling Association, and a life member of the Ohio State Bowling Association of which he served as past president. He was inducted into the Mansfield Bowling Hall of Fame in 2010.
Jacob began his professional career at First National Bank in 1953 and retired in 1987 enjoying travel, golf and Major League baseball (a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan).
Married on March 4, 1967 he is survived by his wife Hilda Ann Hughes Gaubatz of Mansfield, a son Gary J. Gaubatz of Mansfield, a sister Nancy (Tony) Gaubatz Schroeder of Galion and four step children Nancy (Robert) Davis of Ft. Smith, AR, Ronald Moore, William F. Moore and Wendi Ayers all of Mansfield. He is also survived by a niece Leigh A. (Philip) Cascioli of Columbus, and ten grandchildren Brian Clem of Ft. Smith, AR, Julie (Gregory) Clem Bonam of Mission Viejo, CA, Toby Moore of Columbus, Tracey (Scott) Moore Hershner of Bellville, twins Matthew and Ryan Ayers, Kris Moore, Kevin Moore, twins Kurt and Kyle Moore all of Mansfield and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law Marvin V. Ayers and a nephew Scott Schroeder.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service at this time. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date in the Veterans Section of Mansfield Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in Jacob's memory may do so to: Recreation Unlimited in care of Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.
The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the Gaubatz family with arrangements and private messages of sympathy may be expressed by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Snyder Funeral Home
2553 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44904-1423
Published in the News Journal on Jan. 8, 2014