November 30, -0001 - July 3, 2010
Robert â€œBobâ€ Miles Jacobs, age 91, took Godâ€™s hand and peacefully entered heaven on July 3, 2010, at HeritageSpring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Chester where he had lived with his wife the last 4Â½ years. He spent a wonderful Fatherâ€™s Day with his family on Sunday, June 20, and fell ill with pneumonia the following Tuesday due to complications of COPD. Both Bob and his wife Mary Jane had been under the care of hospice since the fall of 2009. Bob is survived by Mary Jane Shelton Jacobs, his devoted wife and best friend of 66 years, his son Robert Shelton Jacobs and daughter Lisa Jane Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his daughter Suzanne Evelyn Jacobs whom he and his wife lovingly cared for at home for 48 years, his parents Fremont and Rose Jacobs of Hartwell, five brothers and one sister. Robert was born in Winton Place, Cincinnati, on January 9, 1919. Bob had a deep love of the outdoors, and began hunting, trapping and fishing with his four brothers at a very early age. Most people who hunted each fall with him were amazed at what an excellent shot he was, and he hunted for over 60 years with his son, brothers, nephews and great-nephews. Bobâ€™s employment career began at the early age of 9 when along with his brothers, he began caddying at various golf courses in Cincinnati. He was known as â€œPee Weeâ€ as he was always the smallest boy in the class, and in the 1920s most of the golf bags of the day were taller than he was. But Bob was tough and strong for his size. He made money caddying during the Depression, learned the game of golf, and carried his love of the game his entire life. In 1928 he began caddying at Wyoming Country Club, turned caddie master at age 17, and later became their Assistant Golf Professional. Bob was still a scratch golfer in his 70s, held three lifetime holes-in-one, and many other awards. In retirement he was a starter at Kenwood Country Club, and Golf Professional at Eagle Tee in West Chester. Bob met his wife Mary Jane when working at Crosley Radio Corporation during WWII, and they married on March 18, 1944. He later became plant superintendent for Sakrete concrete, and traveled the US and Mexico supervising their plant expansion program. Bob was also plant superintendent for Marquette Cement for over a decade. In 1981 he retired as a manager with Stearns & Foster in Lockland. Bob and his wife were active at Maple Knoll Center for 15 years as members of the billiards team. He loved fishing and golf with his son and daughters. Bob was very proud of his home and yard in West Chester where he lived for 34 years. Bob will be most remembered for his generous nature, his love of hearing and telling a good joke or story, and his devotion to his wife and children. He was a man that everyone liked and everyone liked being around. He lived and loved with unwavering character and a sincere heart. Bob is remembered by all who knew him and will be terribly missed until we see him again. Private Service. Mary Jane Jacobs remains under the care of hospice at Heritagespring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Chester, Ohio. She is unable to leave the facility, but dearly loves visitors. The family would appreciate that all condolences be sent to her at PO Box 13, West Chester, Ohio 45071. Remembrances can be shipped or delivered to her at 7235 Heritagespring Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069. See bobjacobs.viviti.com and hodappfuneralhome.com.