Jacob G. Weber

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COLEBROOK - Jacob George Weber, 30, of Underhill, Vt., and formerly of Colebrook, passed away at his home due to medical complications, early on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1983, in St Johnsbury, Vt., to Howard Weber and Mary Beth (George) Kenison. He attended Colebrook Academy and New Hampshire Technical College in Laconia, majoring in fire science and investigation.

He moved to Vermont upon marrying the love of his life, Alicia Davis, on Aug. 3, 2008, creating a home together with his four-legged friends Willow and Kiwi. As a couple, they enjoyed snowmobiling, biking and camping. Together they created Sky Acres, a small maple-sugaring operation.

Jake was a firefighter with the rank of lieutenant at Barnstead Fire and Rescue in Barnstead. He was a volunteer firefighter at Underhill/Jericho and Essex Rescue in Vermont. He began his fire service career in 2001 at the age of 18 as a volunteer at the Colebrook Fire Department. Jacob also worked part time for the Lancaster Police Department.

Jacob was brought up in Colebrook. He was the ultimate people person; no matter where he went, he knew someone. As a young man he had many adventures with his two brothers, and was known for owning and working with Jack and Fred, his team of oxen, not ever attending school during the Lancaster Fair, which he loved. Jake went in every Fourth of July parade in Colebrook starting at age 8, either alone, with his brothers, and for many years with his oxen. Jacob's favorite job as a young man was working at the Nugent gas station which he affectionately referred to as the "two-headed calf." Jacob began skiing at the Balsams Wilderness, and at age 6 was ranked a top-10 racer in New Hampshire. He became a member of the Ski Patrol there, working with his Uncle Bob (when not skiing off the trail with his friends and brothers.) Jake was also a member of the Colebrook Academy Key Club, and was the lieutenant governor for his district. Jacob played little league baseball and PALS Hockey. His true passion was for helping others, and he therefore helped establish the Explorer program at the Colebrook Fire Department until age 18, when he could officially become a member.

Jacob's life-long dream was fulfilled when he graduated in fire science and became a full-time professional firefighter for Barnstead Fire and Rescue. Jacob's life was completed when he met and married Alicia, whom he loved so dearly. They shared many things, but most important was their commitment and devotion to each other.

He is survived by his wife Alicia (Davis) Weber of Underhill, Vt.; his father, Howard Weber and wife Kate of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; his mother Mary Beth Kenison and husband Toby of Groveton; his older brother, Nicholas Weber, wife Bianca and their children, Kael and Bristol Weber of Gilmanton; his twin brother, Capt. Samuel Weber of Dover, currently serving in Afghanistan; his stepbrother Toby W. Kenison of Groveton; and his grandmother, Suzanne Weber, of Colebrook. Jake is also survived by beloved uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind friends and loved ones too numerous to count.

Jake is predeceased by his grandparents Howard C. Weber, Donald and Helen George, and an infant cousin, Charles Weber.

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SERVICES: Calling hours will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Colebrook School gymnasium with the Rev. Rebecca Larson and Pastor Mike Kooy co-officiating. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Jake can be made to the Colebrook Academy Key Club, c/o Colebrook Academy, 13 Academy St., Colebrook, NH, 03576; or to the Granite State Fire Service Support Team, c/o Deputy Chief Mark Klose, 55 Constitution Dr., Bedford, 03110. Condolences may be offered to the family on-line by going to www.jenkinsnewman.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home, Colebrook.




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Published in Union Leader on Oct. 25, 2013
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