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Jacob Vandebrock; 94
Loving husband, father,

grandfather, and great-grandfather

FITCHBURG, MA/CARY, N.C. -- Jacob Vandebrock, 94, of Cary, N.C., formerly of Fitchburg, MA, passed away at home Tuesday, August 19, 2014 with his family at his bedside.

Jacob leaves his wife of 68 years, Mae L. (Nutting) of Cary, his son, Bruce J. Vandebrock of Hyannis; daughter and son-in-law, Kim L. Rines and John of Cary, N.C. Also survived by five grandchildren, Amy Mueller of Centerville, Andrea Bohmfalk of W. Yarmouth, Allison Phillips of Willow Springs, N.C., Erica Duschame of Smithfield, N.C. and Timothy Rines of Charleston S.C.; and nine great-grandchildren, Carl, Morgan, Sean, Ethan, Olivia, Nora, Noah, Emma and Anna.

Jacob was born in Manchester, N.H., January 3, 1920, son of Nicholas and Marie (Klooster). He was educated in Goffstown, N.H. and Fitchburg schools and was a graduate of Worcester Trade school.

He worked for General Electric Co. and Simonds Saw & Steel in Fitchburg before retiring as manager of the Searstown Mall. He moved to North Carolina in 2004.

Jacob was a World War ll Veteran serving as an Army airplane engine mechanic. He was a 65 year member of Aurora Lodge AF & AM, Order of Eastern Star #27 and Christ Episcopal Church in Fitchburg. He was an avid gardener, woodworker, and reader.

VANDEBROCK -- A visitation period will be held on Tuesday, August 26, from 12:30 P.M to 1:30 P.M. in the Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom St. with a Masonic service at 1:00 P.M. Graveside services with military honors will follow at 2:00 P.M. in Forest Hill Cemetery. Contributions in his honor may be made to Christ Church Memorial Fund, 569 Main St., Fitchburg, MA. boskfuneralhome.com
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Aug. 23, 2014
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