William E. Jacobs

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Jacobs William E. Jacobs, died on September 30, 2013. He was born in Lima, OH on June 4, 1925, grew up in Columbus, Ohio and later lived in Dayton, OH, Philadelphia, PA, and Kent, OH before moving to Sarasota, FL. He recently moved to Columbus, OH. He served in the US Army for 3 years and was a Second Lieutenant in Japan with the Army of Occupation. He graduated from Ohio State University and Oberlin Graduate School of Theology and received Masters Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Kent State University. He was ordained as a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister in Dayton, OH and served at Pleasant Valley UCC for 5 years before being called as a campus minister to the Christian Association of the University of Pennsylvania and then Kent State University, New College and Ringling College of Art and Design. He was active in the civil rights and peace movements. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lydia; four children, David (Joan), Stephen (Ellen), Christine (Michael), Lisbeth (Carl); six grandchildren, Paul (Lisa), Robin (Tim), Timothy, Abby (Chris), Karen (Ben) and Sam (Cady); as well as great grandson, Ian. His brother, Keith, also survives him as well as six nieces and a nephew. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m. at North Congregational UCC, 2040 West Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220. A second memorial service will be held at St. Andrew UCC at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to St. Andrew UCC, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34238 or the United Christian Ministries of Kent State University, 1435 East Main St., Kent, OH 44240.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 3, 2013
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