George R. Jacob "Jake" "Babe", age 76 of Irwin, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the William Penn Care Center in Jeannette. Born August 7, 1940 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Julia (Lovas) Jacob, and loving husband of Joyce (Byerly ) Jacob. Jake honorably served our country in the US Navy. Following his military service, he went on to work for US Steel Irvin Works in Dravosburg. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, and he always looked forward to his camping trips to the Moraine Camplands to spend time with his family and camp buddies. He was an avid fisherman, having traveled to the Great Lakes and Canada in search of his "biggest catch". Jake's dream of owning a motorcycle became a reality a few years ago when he became a proud owner of his Harley Davidson. He enjoyed all Pittsburgh Sports, and was also a Penn State fan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Randall (Linda) Jacob of North Huntingdon, Diana (Mark) Long of Penn Twp., and Lori (Donny) Elias of Jeannette; grandchildren, Heather Elias, Chelsea Long, Rebecca Long, Michael Elias, Alina Jacob, and Carlin Jacob; sister, Dolores (William) Halas of North Huntingdon; and one great-grandson on the way. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Varga. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 3 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 7 p.m. in the funeral chapel. Pastor Rich Phipps will officiate. Inurnment with full military honors will be Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the whole staff at Medi Home Hospice, especially his nurse Sara, and all the staff at William Penn Care Center for the loving and compassionate care given to Jake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Medi Home Hospice, 201 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 300, Building One, Monroeville, PA 15235. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published October 13, 2016.