Robert P. Jacob, a longtime resident of the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, died suddenly on Friday, March 15, 2019. He was 76.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Robert grew up in the Frankford section of the city; in the summer, his parents and siblings would move up to the 'country' in Trevose to spend the hot months there on the small farm the family owned. The family eventually moved to the Bustleton secion of the city. Bob was a graduate of Mastbaum Vo-Tech High School. He was inducted into the U. S. Army in 1964 where he served with the 511th MP Platoon (including a tour of duty in South Korea). He was discharged in 1966 with the rank of SP4 E4.
Robert worked for Rohm & Haas Chemical Company as a utility worker; he worked at their Bridesburg plant as well as their plant in Croydon, PA. He retired in the late 1990's.
Bob is survived by his brothers Karl W. Jacob and his wife Pat and Philip L. Jacob; he is also survived by his nephews Keith W. Jacob (Danielle) and David W. Jacob (Lori) as well as his great-nieces and great-nephews: Angie, D.J., Keith Jr., Karl, Nate and Libby.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday at 10 AM at the Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Forest Hills Cemetery.