Jacobs, Joseph M. Jr.

Joseph M. Jacobs, Jr. age 82, passed away on November 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Joseph M. Jacobs, Sr. and Ida Mae Scott Jacobs.

Joe was a graduate of Wicomico High School in Salisbury, MD, attended Randolph Macon College and graduated from the University of Delaware. Joe retired from Wilmington Trust as a Senior Vice President.

His community activities included serving on numerous boards, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Governors Committee on Employment of the Disabled,Member of Geriatric Services and Chairman of Goodwill Industries. Joe was in New York City when Wilmington Trust started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. He was an Eagle Scout as are his three grandsons, and was an active member of Hockessin United Methodist Church.

He was predeceased by his oldest daughter Jill J. Goldner, granddaughter Carolyn Goldner and brother-in-law Dr. Gordon Stapleton.

Joe is survived by his wife of 60 years Ann Ruggles Jacobs; daughter Susan J. Savopoulos and Dr. Sotiere Sovopoulos; grandsons Ryan Goldner, Evan (Lynda) Savopoulos, Alexander (Olivia) Savopoulos and granddaughter Rachael Savopoulos; great grandson David Savopoulos and great granddaughter Madeline Savopoulos. Joe is also survived by his sisters Barbara Stapleton and Nancy (Ray) Yarnall; 4 nephews, 2 great nephews and 4 great nieces.

Due to the current Covid restrictions, a memorial service will be planned for a later date.

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