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1953 Bob 2024

Robert Alan Jacobs

October 19, 1953 — April 3, 2024


Robert ("Bob") Jacobs, age 70, of Beltsville, MD, died on April 3, 2024, at his brother Stephen’s home.  He was the oldest of four children, born in Washington, DC, to Robert A. and the late Maureen C. Jacobs.  


Bob had one sister, Carol A. Larsen (Donald), and two brothers, William M. Jacobs and J. Stephen Jacobs (Jeanne).   Additionally, he had two nieces, Dena Longobardi (Joseph) and Erica Dean (Jeremy); three nephews, Kevin Alsop (Kristen), Matthew Jacobs, and Michael Jacobs; and one step-nephew,  Eric Larsen (Dawn Marie).  He also had nine great nephews and nieces,  Dominic, Colton, Ryan, and Briella Longobardi, Logan, Gavin, and Mason Dean, Ruby Larsen and Declan Alsop.


He attended Mount Calvary Catholic Elementary School and Bishop McNamara High School, both in Forestville, MD. During his junior and senior years in high school, he ran cross country and track. He then went to Prince George’s Community College, receiving an Associate Degree in Business Management.


For a short time, he worked at Perpetual Bank. From July 1975 until his retirement in August 2018, he worked at the Department of Treasury, Bureau of Fiscal Service. He worked his way from bookkeeper to developing advanced skills in automated programming and later served in computer security for the agency. He also served as president of the local chapter of the National Treasury Employees Union.


In 1994, Bob moved to La Plata and became a parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a third-degree Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus at Archbishop Neale (1995-1999). In 2013, he became a member of the Knights of Columbus in Forestville, MD where he served as Grand Knight, President of Saint Pius X Corporation (2017-2020), and Bingo Chairman (2014-2020).  From 2021 to present, he was a member of the Prince George’s Council Knights of Columbus in College Park, MD.


Bob lived in Beltsville, MD since November 2007 and was a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Throughout the years, he participated in the Cursillo program. He was also a CCD teacher at Mount Calvary, St. Bernard’s and St. Joseph’s. Bob had the privilege of serving for a couple of years as chair of the Archdiocese of Washington (ADW) Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Committee which helps low-income people break the cycle of poverty by participating in decisions that affect their lives, families, and communities. Bob reviewed local applications and made funding recommendations to the Cardinal for this important program.


In 2019, he became a service corps member with Ignatian Volunteer Core (IVC) of the National Capital Area. Prior to the pandemic, Bob began at ArtStream where he served as a back-office assistant organizing the agency’s records. After the pandemic struck in 2020, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown needed a service corps member to help coordinate their CCD program. Bob served in an administrative role, managing attendance records and assisting where needed. In 2022, Bob returned to ArtStream, working from home, helping to administer financial contributions to the agency by managing database information.


Visitation will be held on April 9, 2024, from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Gasch’s Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781.   Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 11007 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 on April 10, 2024, at 10:00am.  A private Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in La Plata, MD.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Post Office Box 22324, New York, NY 10087.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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