Robert 'Jake' Jacobs, retired newspaperman, March 1, 2014
As a young man he was a newspaper carrier which fueled his fascination for news media. Mr. Jacobs served his country honorably and proudly with the U.S. Army during World War II, primarily in Europe. After serving his country, Mr. Jacobs attended George Washington University before embarking on a newspaper career.
He had a lifelong career with the Washington Star newspaper in their advertising department. Mr. Jacobs retired in 1981 and began enjoying the little things in life, such as a great round of golf with an old friend, but especially fishing on the Potomac. He loved telling stories about his great fishing day, but seemed to never have a fish to bring home!
Mr. Jacobs truly was a jokester and could tell a story like no other could. He loved American history and considered himself an American history buff. He loved learning throughout his entire life and sharing his knowledge with others.