Swampscott, MA — Harold “Bud” Jacobs, 93, of Swampscott, died on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Salem Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Janice (Webber) Jacobs, and the son of the late Harold & Eleanor (Roberts) Jacobs Sr.
Born and raised in Swampscott, Bud lived there all his life, graduating from Swampscott High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he participated in the Normandy invasion, Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge. He worked over 40 years for the Swampscott Fire Department, retiring in 1984 with the rank of Captain. Bud enjoyed spending time at his weekend home in Ossipee, N.H.
He loved the Swampscott Fire Department, but most important to him was his treasured time with his adoring family.
He is survived by his daughter, Beth Jacobs of Swampscott and her friend, Anthony Bova; his sons, Donald Jacobs of Swampscott and his friend, Rosemary Ferraro, Scott Jacobs and his wife, Sheila, of Gilford, N.H., and Robert Jacobs and his wife, Deborah, of Vassalboro, Maine; his 15 grandchildren, Caroline and Stephen Bennett, Rebecca and her husband, Matthew Willard, Brian Jacobs and his wife, Shelley, Chad, Luke and Mollie Jacobs, Matthew, Michael, and Kelly Jacobs, Melissa and her husband, Peter Corcoran, Scott, Sean, Robert II, and Christian Jacobs; great-grandchildren, Miah, Reid and Tess; sister, Sally Jacobs Erwin of Marblehead and friend Don Cleary; daughters-in-law, Lynn Jacobs and Betsy Farwell, Christine James and son-in-law, Ralph Bennett; and several nieces & nephews. He was the father of the late Richard Jacobs, and the brother of the late Doris Jacobs, Marjorie Swanson and Louise Browne.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Thursday, at 10 a.m., in the First Church in Swampscott, Congregational, 40 Monument Avenue, Swampscott. Interment will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street, Route 1A, Lynn, on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Swampscott Fire Department Relief Association, 76 Burrill St., Swampscott, MA 01907. For directions and guest book, please visit www.solimine.com.