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JACOBS, Duane A. Sr.

JACOBS, Duane A. Sr.

JACOBS - Duane A. Sr. Age 83, of North Tonawanda, September 9, 2015 in Northgate Nursing Home, under the care of Niagara Hospice. SMSgt Jacobs served with the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves for 42 years and saw active duty during the Cuban missile crisis and in support of Desert Storm. During his Air Force career he received numerous medals and awards. He was a member of the American Legion, Sikora Post and the AmVets post #26. He was a member of the Dom Polski Club and coached the girls' softball team, he loved bowling and softball. He was the husband of the late Georgia (nee Shaver) Jacobs; dear father of Cindy L. (Francis) Jones of the Town of Niagara, Duane A. (Colleen) Jacobs Jr. of Pendleton, Thomas W. (Pamela) Jacobs of Ransomville, Garry (Lorraine) Jacobs of Aliquippa, PA, and the late Laura Peacock and Gloria Doody; grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; brother of Sheldon (Valeria) Jacobs of Denver, CO, Harold Jacobs of Albuquerque, NM, Carol (Ken) Thompson of Angelica, NY and the late Onalee Stahle and Kate Jacobs. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Sunday from 1-6 PM and Monday 10-11 AM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday beginning at 11 AM. If so desired, memorials may be made to Glory Be to Kids, P.O. Box 1022, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Guest register available at

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