JAKUBOWSKI, DOUGLAS ALAN, 49, of Annapolis, died December 6 in his sleep at his temporary residence in Longview, TX. Douglas was born on June 26, 1963 and raised in Glen Burnie and Annapolis, by his parents, Harry Stanley Jakubowski and Mary Anne Jakubowski. He was the second son of three children. Douglas attended Bates Junior High School and was a 1981 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School, where he was on the football and lacrosse teams. He enjoyed movies, coin collecting, board and card games, and spending time with family and friends. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park, with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Douglas's professional career began at the Office of Naval Research and included development of advanced electric power systems on the Arleigh Burke Class DDG, leading to the engineering and design of a new re-configurable electric power distribution system still currently used. He was one of the Electrical System Integration Team Leads on the Ohio Replacement Submarine program developing the electric plant and electrical and electronic systems. Douglas's most recent position as an Electrical System Integration Team Lead for the Navy's Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carriers included integration of the Electromagnetic Launch and other Navy Electrical systems and ensured shipboard Electromagnetic Compatibility. He was preceded in death by his father in 2007. Douglas is survived by his mother, Mary Anne Jakubowski of Viera, FL; brother, John Christopher Jakubowski of Longview, TX; sister, Kathleen Lynn Rupff and her husband Evan Paul Rupff of Blairstown, NJ; nephew, James Christopher Jakubowski of Tatum, TX; and niece, Jamielee Courtney Jakubowski also of Tatum, TX. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 10 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, 5655 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne, FL32940.
Published in The Capital on Jan. 8, 2013.