Jacob Philip Specht, 13, of Kingston Township, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at his home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Jacob was the son of Philip and Michelle Traver Specht, Kingston Township, and the late Miranda Masonis Specht.
An eighth-grade student at the Dallas Middle School, Jacob was active with the concert band, playing the trombone. He was involved in track and cross-country running. He especially enjoyed running and was very enthusiastic about the sport.
Jacob was a wonderful big brother to his four younger brothers.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his mother, were maternal grandparents, Edward and Mary Masonis.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers, Joshua, Chase, Noah and Philip Specht Jr., all at home; paternal grandparents, William and Angela Specht, Ocala, Fla.; grandparents, Richard and Christine Traver, Tunkhannock; great-grandparents, Peter and Mary Ann Brozusky, Tunkhannock; great-grandfather, Richard Traver, Bloomsburg; great-grandmother, Mildred Race, Dallas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and many friends.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
The Specht family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund honoring Jacob has been established through the P & G Federal Credit Union. Contributions can be made at P & G Federal Credit Union, Country Club Plaza, Dallas, PA 18612 or at any other P & G Federal Credit Union branch.
Snowdon Funeral Home
140 N Main St
Shavertown, PA 18708
Published in Times Leader on June 4, 2013