November 30, -0001 - August 17, 2011
Jacob, Gregg A. Devoted husband of Robyn Jacob (nee Renners) Loving father of Arica Jacob, Adam Jacob, Josh Jacob, Heath Reany, and Amber Reany. Dear papa of Reagan and Riley Reany. Beloved brother of Gaye (Keith) Bibelhausen and Steve (Mickey) Jacob. Passed away August 17, 2011, age 58. Visitation will be held on Monday August 22nd at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cinti-Columbus Rd., (Rt 42) West Chester, OH from 10 am until time of Funeral Service at 1 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Helping Haitian Angels, PO Box 692, Haymarket, VA, 20169, www.helpinghaitianangels.org or Childrenâ€™s Hospital, PO Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH, 45201. Anyone that knew Gregg knew a selfless man that lived his life for others, namely, his family, friends and business associates. Gregg was a man that chose to walk through life with a positive outlook no matter what the circumstances. When times were difficult for anyone close to Gregg, he was there with no questions asked and all while never failing to have that characteristic smile on his face. Gregg lived his life in a manner much admired by those closest to him – absolutely nothing short of perfection. Gregg was a Commercial Masonry Contractor in Cincinnati for 36 years. Gregg was not a guy that left his work at the office at the end of the day, instead, he poured his heart into his business day and night all while simultaneously maintaining a perfect balance with his family and his personal life. Greggâ€™s company has been involved in hundreds of commercial projects around Greater Cincinnati during his tenure – all of which will continue to represent what he stood for, perfection. Gregg would take great pleasure in knowing that his legacy will continue with his oldest son, Adam Jacob and close friend Heath Reany as they continue to build upon the success of which he has created. In his personal life, Gregg was a man who took pleasure in the simple things. Given a free second in his day, you would find him mowing grass or arranging the stones (perfectly) around one of his ponds. His home was his hobby, his labor of love, and much like many other areas of his life, it is a masterpiece. Having dinner with his wife Robyn every night is what he lived forâ€¦ and a popsicle before bedtime wasnâ€™t too far down the list either. He thrived on playing practical jokes on his daughter, Arica, or just finding some reason to convince her to hand over her bingo winnings. He was idolized by his sonâ€™s, Adam and Josh and the life lessons that he has left them with will surely guide them quietly through life. The words on this page do not do justice to the amazing man for which they were written. They simply give a brief glimpse of what he represented, absolute and undeniable perfection.
Dear Robyn,I am very sorry for your loss, I will pray for you and your loved ones in this sad time. Linda Berning Price
Robyn, I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Robyn, Arica, Adam, Josh, Heath, and Amanda:
We can’t express how deeply saddened we are for your loss. I just wanted to express my memories of Greg as being the most honest, caring, selfless example of a husband, father, friend, and professional that one can hope to strive for. His dedication to excellence, and love for his family in every facet of his life and responsibilities is admirable, and is one we can only hope to emulate. Sent with our most sincere prayers and deepest condolences. Derek and Karen Keith
To Arica and her family, I was so saddened by the news I received this week. When Arica called I just couldn’t believe that it was true. I haven’t met Arica’s family, but I feel like I know you all because of her loving stories. I always told Arica she was lucky to have such a great dad–she always smiled back and said “I know!” Arica, you’ve helped me through many hard times and I promise I’ll be there to help you through this. Love, Iris.
Our hearts are so saddened by the news of Gregg’s death. He will always be remembered as a kind man with a very big smile. We all enjoyed the days of swim meets together……He will never be forgotten. Our love, prayers, and continued thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.
Dear Aunt Robyn, Arica, Adam, and Josh,
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Gregg – you were all truly blessed to have had him in your life and he was blessed to have all of you. I remember him always with a smile on his face and always adding to every occasion with positive energy and joy, his essence was the light of goodness and pillar of strength for all those around him. He dedicated himself to all of you so completely and unconditionally, it was truly beautiful to behold. I know this doesn’t make it any easier or less painful, but remembering all the loving and amazing connections you shared with him will help you to carry on his love and goodness. We never have enough time with those we love so deeply. We’ll be thinking of you all with love and affection. One thing that someone said to me about loss that really helped was that the more painful the loss feels, the more beautiful and special the love you shared is and was. The love you shared with Uncle Gregg was extraordinary and he will always be with you and his light will always shine on.
Please let us know if we can help you with anything at all. We love you and we’ll see you this weekend.
With love always and deepest sympathy,
Sue and Jer, Grace, Brody, and Hope
Words can’t tell you how sad we feel for your loss. Please know that so many people are thinking of you now and will continue to remember you and Gregg in our prayers as you deal with this tragedy.
May God spread His healing and strong arms around you Robyn and your family.Life’s trail was cut short but the memories of a lifetime with your dear one will live in you heart forever.He must have been very special to God to take him so early. But his spirit will live on through your children and the life you had together.God Bless. In Sympathy, Shirley Beck
Dear Adam, Amanda & Family,
What a shock But what a wonderful man to be related to.
May you find some comfort in the memories you will keep forever and in knowing that you are all in our prayers.
God bless & much love,
Aunt Audrey & Uncle Gary