Andrew "Andy" Jacobs, Sr., 92, of Sherman, N.Y., passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at WCA Hospital.
He was born March 14, 1921, in Silver Creek, N.Y., the son of the late Albert and Anna Kohler Jacobs.
Andy was employed by Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, N.Y., for 20 years retiring in 1983.
Andrew Jacobs, Sr.
Andy was a proud recipient of his Sherman High School Diploma in 2003. He had served as a Marine in World War II and the Korean War. During World War II, he was in the Pacific Campaign, including Guadalcanal and Tulagi landings, as well as the capture and defense of Guadalcanal and the Marshall Islands Operation and the invasion of Midway. During the Korean War, he was a radar instructor at Camp Lejeune. He received several medals for his dedicated service. He was a charter member of the Lakeshore Marine Corp League in Sheridan, N.Y., lifetime member and past Commander of the VFW, former member of the Olive Lodge No. 575, Ismailia Shrine Drum and Bugle Corp., Moose Lodge, Silver Creek Fire Department, member of the Sherman Community Church and the Jamestown Consistory. The years in the Drum and Bugle Corp provided travel with his wife Marilyn to many destinations in the U.S. and Canada competing internationally with other bugle corps.
Andy is survived by his wife, Marilyn Larson Jacobs, of Sherman, N.Y., whom he married July 20, 1978; two children, Andy (Marsha) Jacobs, Jr., of Silver Creek, N.Y., and Anne Mucha of Fredonia, N.Y.; two step-children, Scott (Theresa) Richardson of Swarthmore, Pa., and Sherry Gulczynski of Sherman, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Sofie.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Jacobs; a daughter, Alice Skellie; two brothers, Harold and Al Jacobs; and a sister, Martha Kuhlman Timmel.
A celebration of life service will be held at the convenience of the family. No visitation will be observed.
Arrangements are being handled by the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to Stanley Hose Co., PO Box 574, Sherman, N.Y. 14781 and the Sherman Community Church Steeple Fund.