John Jacobs ’50 died on November 19, 2005, in Palm Coast, Florida.
Born on February 10, 1928, in Berlin, NH, he prepared for college at Berlin High School and Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1950, he served with the National Guard until 1974 and later retired as a lieutenant colonel. He was treasurer of Jacobs & Bouchard, a general insurance agency in Berlin from 1950 to 1984 and was a partner with the Berlin Real Estate Agency and Berlin Investment Services. With the New Hampshire Independent Insurance Agents, he served as a member of its Executive Committee from 1959 to 1962 and was its president in 1961, as well as the national state director from 1967 to 1968. He was also a member of the Berlin Rotary Club, the Elks, and the Berlin Jaycees. He was married in 1952 to Doris Jung, who survives him, as do four daughters, Kathy Jacobs of Londonderry, NH, Deborah Jacobs of New York City, Linda Jacobs of New Gloucester, and Marty Jacobs of Thetford, VT; a brother, Norman B. Jacobs of Lexington, MA; and seven grandchildren.