Kathleen “Katie” E. Jacob

Kathleen “Katie” E. Jacob, 77, of 139 Penn Road, St. Marys, passed away at her home on Monday, June 8, 2020, surrounded by her beloved family after a courageous battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

She was born October 27, 1942, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edmund and Walburga (Daniels) Hacherl.

Katie was a 1961 graduate of Central Catholic High School.  After graduation, she worked for Dr. Higgins as a dental assistant.  She also worked for St. Marys Trust Company.  Katie retired from Osram/Sylvania after 15 years.

On August 24, 1964, Katie married Andrew “Andy” Jacob at St. Stephen’s Church in Erie, PA, by her uncle, Father Charles Hacherl.  After five years of marriage, Andrew passed away from a lengthy illness.  Katie and Andy had two children together, Molly and Joseph.

On July 25, 1970, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Nedward Jacob, who survives.

Katie was a proud member of the St. Mary’s Church where she served as a Sacristan.  She loved to volunteer in her community.   She transported patients to and from DuBois for dialysis treatments, delivered “Meals on Wheels” bimonthly, and helped with bereavement dinners.

Katie’s life was her family and friends.  She enjoyed playing “Mar Jon” with Rosie, Joanie, Sally, and Phyllis for 45 years.  Her most treasured and memorable times revolved around her camp on the East Branch Lake.  She loved to create memories at the lake with her husband, children, and grandchildren, especially on the Fourth of July.

In addition to her loving husband of 50 years, Nedward, Katie is survived by her brother, Charles (Sarafina) Hacherl of Green Valley, AZ; her daughter, Molly (William) Brucker of Dana Point, CA; her son, Joseph (Elaine) Jacob of DuBois; her son, John (Melyssa) Jacob of Clearfield; and by her daughter, Emily (Jason) George of Phoenix, MD.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Andrew Piccolo, Hannah Brucker, Faith Jacob, Hope Jacob, Emma Jacob, Bailey Jacob, Julia George, and Haylen George.  Katie will be forever missed by her family.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA  15857; the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Karen Laird June 8, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Ned and families, please accept our deepest condolences on Katie’s passing. I graduated with her and she always had a smile on her face for everyone she met. Prayers for you and her.
We are so sorry for you all.
Tom and Karen Laird

Dave Schreiber June 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Ned and family,
I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thought and prayers are with you.

Boyles June 9, 2020 at 3:31 pm

We send our deepest sympathy to one of the best families it is our pleasure to know. May peace be with you and may you find comfort in each other.

Beverly Beimel June 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm

Ned, Molly, Joe, John and Emily and family,
My heart goes out to you all. Molly, I remember all the time coming to your house growing up. I think of Kate with great spirit. She was always fun to be around.
I know she will be missed. I pray for peace for you and your family.
Love You, Beverly

Larry and K8 Nekuza June 9, 2020 at 6:59 pm

Dear Jacob Family, We have no words, heart breaking news for all who loved your sweet Mom. That great smile and sense of humor, every time one of you has the wave of good memories, that will be her touching your heart every time… Sincerest condolences, Larry and K8 Nekuza, Bradenton, Florida

Dan Werner June 9, 2020 at 11:15 pm

Emily and family – my deepest sympathy.

Bev and Jack Lecker June 10, 2020 at 8:06 pm

We were sorry to hear about the loss of Katie. She was such a sweet and wonderful woman. She will be missed. Prayers going out to your family.

Aunt Gina - Randy's June 16, 2020 at 10:37 am

Dear Jake (John),
You are in my prayers, my thoughts, my heart…
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Aunt Gina

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