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David G. Jacobo

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David G. Jacobo David Gonzalez Jacobo, 90, of Tulare, a beloved father, grandfather, and husband to the love of his life, Hope, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013. He entered eternal life peacefully, surrounded by many loved ones, including his children, grandchildren, siblings and his loving wife of 66 years. David was born February 3, 1923 in Aguas Caliente, Mexico to Panfilo and Guadalupe Jacobo. He came to the U.S. with his family as a child and they settled in Tagus Ranch, working in the fruit orchards and making memories along the way. He attended Tagus Ranch School and Tulare High, before leaving school to go to work. David joined the U.S. Army in 1943 at the height of WWII and while in the army became a U.S. citizen in Muskogee, Ok. He served active duty in Europe (Italy) and received his honorable discharge in December 1945. Upon his return from the war, David married the former Hope Rojas whom he knew while they both grew up in Tagus Ranch. Together they moved to Tulare to live and begin raising a family which would eventually result in the birth of 9 children. After several years of working the fields of Tagus, and other jobs, David began working as a molder for Waterman Industries in Exeter, from which he retired in 1988. He was a tireless and dedicated worker, seldom missing a day of work. He was a humble man who enjoyed simple pleasures such as fishing, gardening, family vacations to the coast and mountains and of course listening to the Giants on the radio while working around the house. David was preceded in death by his parents, Panfilo and Guadalupe Jacobo of Tulare; a brother, Ray Jacobo, Tulare; a sister, Nadine Jacobo, San Luis Obispo; and first born infant son, David Jacobo Jr. In addition to his wife Hope ("Hopie"), "the love of his life," he is also survived by sisters Connie Aldama (Ralph), San Jose and Jenny Nissen (Roland), Santa Clara. Brothers Henry Jacobo (Sally), Tulare; John Jacobo, Tulare; and Rod Jacobo (Cecelia), Visalia. Eight children; Mary J. Quinonez (Isidoro), San Diego; Margaret J. Reyes (Ruben), Three Rivers; Bob Jacobo (Carmen), Tulare; Carrie J. Quinonez (Victor), Visalia; David Richard Jacobo (Cathy), Huntington Beach; Elizabeth Jacobo, Tulare; Eddie Jacobo (Laura), Visalia; and Diana J. Carrillo (Art), Tulare. Additionally, he leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all who loved him dearly. Funeral arrangements are by Peers-Lorentzen Funeral Chapel with visitation 12-8 pm, Sun., July 7, 2013. A Catholic rosary and mass will be at 1:30 pm, Mon., July 8, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 125 E. Pleasant Ave., Tulare. Burial will be at Tulare District Cemetery.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on July 6, 2013
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