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Londonderry, NH — Col. (Ret.) Ernest F. Jacobs, Jr., 90, of Londonderry, N.H., passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in St. Joseph, Mo. on May 28, 1924, a son of the late Ernest F. and Charlotte (Diefenbacher) Jacobs, Sr. Col. Jacobs proudly served his country with the U.S. Army, having been a combat veteran of three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a recipient of numerous medals including the Bronze Star Medal with V device, two Purple Hearts, and the WWII Victory Medal. Col. Jacobs was a member of the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge in St. Joseph, Mo., and a member of the American Legion Post #27 in Londonderry. He enjoyed trout fishing with his grandson, collecting model airplanes and he enjoyed yard work.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Joyce (Terry) Jacobs; his four children, Richard Terry Jacobs and his wife, Kathleen, Michael Ernest Jacobs, Steven Paul Jacobs and his wife, Christine, and Linda Jacobs Ballantyne and her husband, Harry K. Ballantyne Jr.; five grandchildren, Marine Sergeant Sean P. Jacobs Sr., Joseph Danahy, Sean Danahy, Caitlyn Danahy, and Evan Danahy; four great-grandchildren, Sean Jr., Ella, Ryan, and Brody; his brother, Fred Edward Jacobs; as well as many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Private funeral services will be held by the family. The burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. at a later date. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, of Derry and Londonderry is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 7, 2014
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