Rev. Donald J. Jacobson, 92, went to be with the Lord on
Monday, July 25, 2016 at Chapel Pointe, Carlisle. He was born on June 30, 1924 in Williamsport, PA, a son
of the late James R. and Edith M. (Whittier) Jacobson. Don was married 65 years to the late Sylvia R. (McNemar)
Jacobson who passed away on June 18, 2014.
Don was a graduate of Nyack Bible College and a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.
He ministered 49 years in C&MA churches and 7 years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
While pastoring, Don served 15 years as Christian Education Director for the C&MA West Central District and District
License Ordination Committee. Don was a US Navy veteran of World War II serving in Oahu, HI.
He is survived by a daughter, Janice L. (husband, Edward) Seymour of Catlettsburg, KY, a son, David A. (wife, Jevgenia)
Jacobson of Toccoa, GA, four grandchildren; Justin and Ryan Seymour, Lindsay Miller and Angelika Ozier, three great-grandchildren;
Kenley, Copeland and Reagan, two nieces; Sharon Schmick, Carol Laylon and two nephews; Steve and Tom Reed. He
was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Jacobson and a sister, Dorothy Reed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Henry Chapel at Chapel Pointe with
Rev. Steve Motter officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Private
burial will be in the LeTort Cemetery, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Chapel Pointe, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA
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Dear Family and Friends,
I send my prayers and loving support to all those experiencing grief and sadness
at the passing of my Uncle Don. So many fond memories of those special times we got to be together. His laugh was infectious
and he was one of the best story tellers I've ever known. He was such a Godly example to me. He will be missed by so
We feel so incredibly
blessed to have had Don in our family as the very best brother-in-law and uncle anyone could ask for. He always made us laugh
with his fun attitude about life, and yet he always let us know how intense his love was for his family and his Lord, And
we all knew how very much he loved his wife, Sylvia (Sweetie),--she was the love of his life. We know he is rejoicing with
her now. We will miss him terribly!
Jan and Dave Stoop
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