Mr. Robert J. Jacoby, age 74, of Vidalia, died Thursday, September 24, 2020, in Meadows Health in Vidalia after a brief illness. He was a native of Orefield, Pennsylvania and was a 1964 graduate of Parkland High. Soon after high school, he entered the U.S. Navy Seabees and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired after twenty years as a Senior Chief and also served in the Navy Reserves. After his military service, he moved to Walnut Port, Pennsylvania where lived for many years, living in Arizona for ten years before moving to Vidalia in 2014. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Wars and was a former Mason. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and he played an active role in the construction of the Great Hall at Liberty Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Benjamin Jacoby, Sr. and Anna Mae Shaffer Jacoby; and two brothers, Richard Jacoby and Arthur Jacoby.
Mr. Jacoby is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Mary E. Jacoby of Vidalia; one daughter, Cheryl Usher and husband David of Lyons; one son, Frank Weaver and wife Laura of Jackson, New Jersey; three sisters, Linda Miller and husband Thomas of McIntyre, Georgia, Jane Schaeffer and husband Randy of Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, and Pat Buchecker and husband George of Emmaus, Pennsylvania; one brother, Harold Jacoby, Jr. and wife Ellen of Andreas, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Kylie Malarich and Alexa Weaver; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 410, Lyons, GA 30436.
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