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Raymond J. Jacobs Jr.

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ELKTON, MD Raymond J. Jacobs, Jr., 93, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Raymond J. and Mabel Gise Jacobs of East Berlin. A graduate of Penn State University, the first job Mr. Jacobs held was in Pittsburgh, as a produce inspector for the railroad. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and was in the army of occupation immediately after the war. Upon his return, Mr. Jacobs began his career with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture working with the Farmers Home Administration for 32 years. During his career with the FHA, he worked in PA, NJ, DE and MD. Mr. Jacobs became a regional administrative director and always took great delight in assisting farmers through difficult times and helping young farmers getting started. He was well respected and exceedingly dedicated and enthusiastic in this job. Mr. Jacobs was a very active and longtime member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, where he served on many committees and as president of the Trustees. Involved in many charitable organizations, he was always seeking to help those in need. A loyal Penn State sports fan, he enjoyed golf, attending auctions and being out in nature. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Evelyn A. Jacobs; daughter, Debra R. Crossan and husband, Willard; son, Jeffrey R. Jacobs and wife, Linda; granddaughter, Bryn Crossan; grandsons, Sean, Joshua, Kyle and Tyler Jacobs; great-grandchildren, Cailey, Caleb and Emma Jacobs; brother, Carlton L. Jacobs; and nephew, Barry Jacobs. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jacobs was preceded in death by his oldest son, Jerome D. Jacobs, in 1976. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 33 Elk Mills Road, Elkton, Md., where visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment in Cherry Hill Methodist Cemetery will follow the service with military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, or to , in care of Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD 21921.
Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 5, 2013
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