Jacobs, Robert E., Sr.
Endicott: Robert E. (Bob) Jacobs Sr., 75, of Endicott, went to join his family in Heaven on November 24, 2013. Bob was predeceased by his mother, Helena and father, Gordon; his son, Robert Jacobs Jr.; stepdaughter, Sandra McCormick; sisters, Dolores and Juanita; and sister-in-law, Sharon Jacobs. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Alice; daughters, Debra (David) Scott, Tammy (Gary) Hammitt, Bonnie (Jake) Shuck, Helena Jacobs, and Dolores (Steve) VanWinkle; stepson, Charles McCormick Jr.; 9 grandchildren, Nicole (Michael), Scott (Kristen), Keith, Robert III (Tiffany), Paige, Tanya, Casey, Jacob and Katelyn; 6 great-grandsons, Jack, Jason, Taylor, Robert Patrick, Nathan and Tristan. Bob is also survived by his brother, Gordon III; sister, Yvonne; and several nieces and nephews. In his younger years, Bob worked for the Highway Fruit Market, Lou and Johns, and drove truck for Diamond Potatoes. He then went to work for the Stan Payne Construction Company where he became a supervisor and retired after 25 years of service. Bob loved to go camping with his family. He enjoyed fishing with the grandkids out at the Forest Lake Campgrounds. He did a lot of work at the campground by running their 50/50, putting on the camp's breakfast, pizza parties and the big clambake for the campers to enjoy. He then moved to the Montrose Campground where he did the same for the campers. For about 8 years he became a "Snow Bird" and went to Florida where he resided in Ocala. There he enjoyed going to the flea markets where he got ideas for several woodworking projects that he did in his workshop. He was always busy in his garage making or repairing things; anything to keep him busy. A special thank you to Dr Lowry and to Dr VanderMeer of the Guthrie Clinic for their compassion and care to Bob. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, LLC, 300 East Main St., Endicott. Burial will follow in Vestal Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 5-7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 27, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Robert E. Jacobs Jr. may be made to the Lourdes Hospice Program, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850.