Andrew "Andy" Jacobs Sr., 92, of Sherman, New York, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at WCA Hospital.
He was born March 14, 1921, in Silver Creek, New York 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.
Andy was a proud recipient of his Sherman High School Diploma in 2003. He had served as a Marine in WWII and the Korean War. During WWII 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, New York, lifetime member and past Commander of the VFW, former member of the Olive Lodge #575, Ismailia Shrine Drum & 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, Mari-lyn, 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., Silver Creek, N.Y.; Anne Mucha, Fredonia, N.Y., two step children, Scott (Theresa) Richardson, Swarthmore, Pa.; Sherry Gulczynski, Sherman, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, five step grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by 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, New York.
Memorials may be made to Stanley Hose Co. PO Box 574, Sherman, N.Y. 14781 and the Sherman Community Church Steeple Fund.