John G. Jacobs

LITTLESTOWN John G Jacobs, 77, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of Judy A Ernst Jacobs for 56 years. Born January 28, 1936, in Littlestown, he was the son of the late Philbert D and Helen Doris Mehring Jacobs. John was a 1953 graduate of Littlestown High School. He worked many years as a carpenter and in 1980 started his own business, John G Jacobs and Sons Builders. John was a member of St Aloysius Catholic Church in Littlestown. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Richard A Jacobs and wife, Robyn of Littlestown, And Christopher M Jacobs and wife, Regina of Hanover; two daughters, Melanie Dorofee and husband, John of Lititz, and Amy L Jacobs of York; grandchildren, Sarah E Jacobs, Forrest E Jacobs, Amanda Jacobs, Paige Gross, Anna Gross, and Halina Dorofee; a brother, Kenneth R. Jacobs of California; and a sister, Susan A Smith of McSherrystown. He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Phillip Dorofee and Michael Jacobs; two brothers, Philbert D Jacobs, II, and Charles C Jacobs; and a sister, Nancy Jo Jacobs. John loved being with his family. He also loved the Philadelphia Eagles and the Phillies. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and worked very hard to take care of his family. He will be missed more than words can say. In accordance with John's wishes, following cremation, there will be no viewing or service. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions have been asked to be made in John's memory to St. Al's Catholic Church, 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, PA 17340. Online condolences may be shared at

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Published in Evening Sun on June 25, 2013