CARL JACOBS
{ "" }
Share
Share CARL's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
JACOBS CARL EDGAR JACOBS Carl Edgar Jacobs, 91, loving and beloved husband of Dolores Kelly Jacobs, was a retired human resources executive and Washington-area volunteer. He died of a fall-related subdural hematoma on April 3, 2019 at Suburban Hospital. Mr. Jacobs was born in Meriden, Connecticut and attended Yale University, where he rowed on the lightweight crew team, graduating in 1949 with a B.A. in English after serving in the Army during the final months of World War II. He held a number of industrial relations, personnel and human resources positions, most recently with the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Bankers Association. Mr. Jacobs was an avid reader, both for his own enjoyment and for that of his children and grandchildren. He volunteered with the Lighthouse for the Blind, where he recorded daily readings of the newspaper, and gave tours at the Library of Congress. He was an active member of the Interfaith Chapel at Leisure World, where he served as an usher and a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Jacobs was the first President of the Vantage Point West Condominium Association at Leisure World, where he also was a long-time member of the Building and Grounds Committee. He served on the board of the Hearts and Homes for Youth organization, as well as the Girls and Boys Clubs of Washington, DC. Mr. Jacobs also volunteered at Montgomery General Hospital. Mr. Jacobs was a past member of Manor and Argyle Country Clubs, where he enjoyed playing golf with family. He also enjoyed playing bridge, traveling to Europe and Puerto Rico, visiting his beach house in Ocean Pines, Maryland, and spending the month of February in Sanibel Island, Florida. He played the piano from an early age, and particularly enjoyed jazz, Dixieland, ragtime and classical music. He will be fondly remembered for his devotion to family, his dry wit, his ability to converse knowledgeably on a wide variety of topics, his kindness and generosity, and his ability to mix the perfect dry martini and Manhattan. Mr. Jacobs was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Jean Weller Jacobs. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Dolores Kelly Jacobs of Silver Spring; his children Jeffrey Jacobs (Carter Doswell) of Richmond, Virginia and Caryl (Bob) Kuchman of Greensboro, Georgia; his grandchildren Catherine (Steven) Bergman of Durham, North Carolina and Brian (Stasia Rogacki) Jacobs of Southern Pines, North Carolina; his wife's children Robert (Terry) Kelly of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Kathleen (James) Nigro of Midland, Michigan, Chris (Denise) Kelly of Columbia, Maryland, Mary (Frank) Munero of Kensington, Maryland and Peter (Karen) Kelly of Rockville, Maryland; and his wife's nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday April 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Interfaith Chapel (Leisure World), 3680 S. Leisure World Boulevard, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Jacobs' memory to the charity of the donor's choice.A memorial service will be held on Friday April 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Interfaith Chapel (Leisure World), 3680 S. Leisure World Boulevard, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Jacobs' memory to the charity of the donor's choice.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 18, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
APR
26
APR
26
MAKE A DONATION
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
6 entries
April 30, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May your cherished memories created, brighten your days and help sustain you at this time. John 6:40 gives much comfort by looking forward to Jesus promise of seeing your love one again.
April 25, 2019
I just heard from Suzzane about Carl's passing . Please know your in my thoughts and prayers . You and your family have my sincere condolences .
Maggie Ciotti
April 24, 2019
I just had a call from Carol Redmond to hear of Carl's passing. I am so sorry to learn of this and so happy we all could get together at your place when we did. I expect to be there on Friday. Suzanne
April 18, 2019
My heart goes out to you all during this time of deep sorrow. May the Father of tender mercies be with you.
April 18, 2019
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this time of your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2

BM
April 18, 2019
Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
RK
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences