On Thursday, February 2, 2023, Alan “Jake” R. Jacobs of Endicott, NY, formerly of Bay Shore, Long Island, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was seventy-four. Jake is survived by his loving wife, Terrie and children, Shawn A. Young (Maureen), Kristina M. Petrosky, Alan Scott Jacobs (Marie), Jeffrey T. Jacobs (Jennifer Mower), Matthew J. Parmer (Amy) & Heather M. LePage (Stacey), his 13 adored grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 4 fur-babies, Darlin’, Dutch, Mason and Kola. He also leaves behind his siblings, Barbara Franklin (Greg), Marianne Leary (John), Gary Jacobs (Theresa), Nancy Clarke (Nathaniel) & Karen Angelson (Mitch) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Lucille and Harold Jacobs, his grandson, Jules E. Jacobs as well as numerous fur-babies. Born in Jamaica, Queens, New York on August 31, 1948, the oldest of 6 children, joining the Boys Scouts in 1955, often crediting them for his life-long knowledge of tying knots and cutting wood. In fact, this became a joke with his family, when asked, “How did you learn to do that Dad? “, his response would be “The Boy Scouts”, no matter the task!
Along with his brother Gary and his father, Harold, the Redcoat Grenadiers Fife, Drum & Bugle Corps were born in 1959. During his time with the Grenadiers, they captured the New York State Field Band Championship 9 years in a row and participated in several parades throughout New York State. Jake graduated from Uniondale High School in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Navy right after high school, where he served on the USS Alfred A Cunningham off the shores of Vietnam. Jake went on to obtain an Occupational Certificate in Automobile Mechanics in 1973 and continued this career until 2022, passing on his passion and knowledge of cars to his sons and grandson. We could always find Jake outside gardening, working in his yard, building or grilling with a Coors Light in tow. In his later years, he loved sharing the bounty of his garden with his family, often looking forward to Stacey and Heather’s homemade eggplant parmesan (made with his carefully cultivated eggplant, of course).
His family would like to thank the staff on South Tower 5 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY for their tender loving care of Jake in his final days. Services are entrusted to SAVAGE-DeMarco Funeral Service. Please express condolences online at www.SavageFS.com.
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