Melvin Jacob

JACOB, MELVIN E., 83, of Severna Park, Maryland died peacefully in his sleep on December 23, 2013 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum, Maryland after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Friends and relatives may pay respects at the Barranco & Sons P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Hwy in Severna Park on Saturday, December 28, 2013 for a memorial gathering from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Services will be private. Melvin was born on October 29, 1930 to the late Frank and Margaret Jacob of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic High School in 1948. He married Frances L. Moore on April 25, 1951 while employed at Pennsylvania Water and Power. He served proudly with the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. In 1964, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in mechanical engineering after more than ten years of night school and military service. His distinguished career included positions with Bethlehem Steel Company, Black and Decker, Owens Yacht Company, Government Printing Office, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He retired in 2003. He was especially devoted to his wife of more than 62 years. He adored his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay, crabbing and fishing, gardening, photography, writing stories, the Baltimore Colts, Ravens football, and genealogy. He is survived by his wife, Frances L. Jacob; daughter Mary S. Jacob of Aberystwyth, Wales, daughter Carrie Reilly and husband Robert of La Plata, MD, son Daniel T. Jacob and wife Sherri of Middletown, DE, daughter Doris Wilson and husband Brian of Jefferson, MD, son Melvin E. Jacob and wife Sharon of Glen Burnie, MD, Lisa Jacob, nine grandchildren; sister Emma Jacob of Wingdale, NY, twin sister Margaret Jacob of Dundalk, MD; brother Timothy Jacob and wife Suzie of Easton, MD, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Frank, sister Mary Crovo, sister Doris Sauer, sister Stella Kramer, brother Charles, and brother Paul. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House, 817 S. Camp Meade Road, Linthicum, MD 21090. Online condolences may be made at

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Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home - Severna Park
495 Ritchie Highway  Severna Park, MD 21146

Published in The Capital on Dec. 26, 2013