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William H. Jacobs, 90, of Gilbertsville, husband of the late Nancy A. (Freed) Jacobs, passed away in Chestnut Knoll on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Born in Eshbach, PA he was the last surviving child of Kate and William R. Jacobs. William worked for Bethlehem Steel at the Pottstown and Bethlehem factories as a welder and fitter for over 30 years. He also worked as a part time carpenter for Paul W. Moyer and eventually went into the carpentry business full time with his partner Daniel Moser. Bill served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Birmingham assigned to the Pacific Fleet. He saw action in various locations throughout the Pacific including Iwo Jima and Okinawa where his ship was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane. He was proud to serve his country and often spoke fondly of his navel experiences. William was a member of St. Joseph’s (Hill) Evangelical Lutheran Church, 244 Koch Rd., Boyertown, PA 19512. He was also active in the Boyertown and Douglass Township Rod and Gun Clubs. Bill was an avid hunter and sportsman traveling extensively throughout the country and Canada while on hunting expeditions. He is survived by his children, Catherine M. wife of Dennis M. Yoder of New Berlinville, Linda S. Stark of Boyertown, and Michael D. husband of Diane Jacobs. William is also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his grandson Richard D. Yoder and his brother Charles Jacobs. Funeral Services will be held at St. Joseph’s (Hill) Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown, On Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM. Friends and family may call at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM and at church Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com
Published in The Mercury on Oct. 25, 2016
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