Archive for Thursday, March 24, 2005

Steve Jacob


March 24, 2005

Services for Steve Jacob, 85, Lawrence, were Saturday, Jan. 19, at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church. Burial with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Jacob died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Romania, the son of Steve and Florance Ferancy Jacob. He graduated from Massena (N.Y.) High School and, in 1951, from Kansas University.

Mr. Jacob served in the U.S. Navy for six years during World War II and received the Asiatic Pacific Medal, American Area Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He worked as a production manager for Kansas Color Press for 33 years and retired in 1983. He bowled the first sanctioned 300 game in Lawrence. He was a member of Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church, Lawrence Country Club, American Legion, Cedar Hill Gun Club and Clinton Marina Fishing Club.

He married Mary K. Smith on Sept. 25, 1978, in Rudy, Ark. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Mike Jacob and David Swisher, both of Lawrence, and Darryl Swisher, Eudora; a daughter, Dala Zinober, Palm Harbor, Fla.; two sisters, Veronica LeBarge, Massena, and Margaret Blaise, Horse Heads, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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