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William E. Jacobs

AGE: 88 • Freehold

William E. Jacobs, 88, of Freehold died on Monday, June 19, 2017 at The Manor, Freehold Township. He was born in Kearny and was a lifelong Freehold resident.

He was a graduate of Freehold High School, Class of 1947. He played on the Gulistan baseball and basketball teams in Freehold.

He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office, Freehold before his retirement.

He raced and trained standbred horses along the east coast for over 50 years and was a member of the United State Trotting Association.

His wife, Ann V. Jacobs, died in 1993. He was also predeceased by a grandchild and a great grandchild.

Surviving are two sons, William E. Jacobs, Jr. and Donald M. Jacobs and Carol; his daughters, Valerie Johnson and husband Chuck, Lynn Wagner and husband Buzz, Cynthia Wood and husband Michael, Eileen McGackin and husband Richard, and Elaine Kiernan and husband Michael; 17 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Janet McCloud.

The viewing will be held at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold. In lieu of flowers memorial donation to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 20, 2017
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