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John Jacobs


1929 - 2018 Notice Condolences
John Jacobs Notice
June 19, 1929 - July 7, 2018 Benicia John Jacobs, 89, passed away Saturday in a local care home following a long illness. He was born in Slovakia, survived World War II, escaped from a Russian Concentration Camp into Switzerland and then immigrated to America in the early '50's. John was a Salesian Catholic Priest when he met his wife Marie and received special dispensation from the Pope to get married. John became a school teacher and taught for more than 43 years, almost all of those at Benicia High School. He was a member of St. Dominic's Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was an advocate of the California Teachers Association and a former president of the Benicia Teachers Association. John is survived by Marie, his wife of 52 years; sons, John Paul, Michael Anthony, Joseph Alan and Andrew Martin, and his grandchildren, Sophia, Adrian, Zachary, Ryan, Andrew and Luke. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Dominic's Church, 475 East I St., Benicia. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia. Please visit the online tribute at www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com. 707-745-3130.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline from July 15 to Aug. 11, 2018
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