In Memory

George William Jacobs - Class Of 1942

George William Jacobs

George William Jacobs, a resident of Martinez for 27 years, passed away peacefully in Alamo, August 6, 2007. He was 82. George was born October 14, 1924 in Los Angeles and grew up in South Pasadena. Upon graduation from South Pasadena High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific as a Signalman for the duration of World War II. Upon his return, he attended college at University of Southern California, playing on the football team as tackle and graduating with a B.S. in Marketing in 1950.

After working as an insurance adjuster for 15 years, George enrolled in law school at Western State University in Fullerton, California, and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1978. George and family moved to Martinez shortly thereafter. George practiced law in the Bay Area for over 15 years until retirement. George loved music, singing in the choir at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill. He also sang with the Singing Messengers, a Christ-centered group bringing joy and the Word through music. George is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary; sons, David, Matthew and Douglas; and three grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey and Lauren. 

Contra Costa Times, August 28, 2007