Edward E. Jacobus

April 08, 1935 ‒ September 13, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Edward E. Jacobus passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 13, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was 82.

He was born April 8, 1935 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to parents Everett & Ellen (Frazier) Jacobus. After he graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School with the class of 1954, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army.

Edward most recently worked at Bookmaster in Ashland, where he worked for over 6 years until retiring.

In his spare time, Edward spent many hours tinkering on his clocks, and collected many of them on the walls in his home in all shapes and sizes. He enjoyed working on Hot Rods and was an American Picker well before the name was known because of the TV show. Edward will always be known best for his ornery sense of humor and his ability to give anyone a hard time when it was deserved. He truly loved his family and he will be missed by all that love him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years Nancy Jacobus; children Betty (Jim) McNally, Joel (Kim) Jabobus, Nick (Kassie) Jacobus, Ron (Jen) Price, and Michelle Price; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Edward was preceded in death by parents.

Although no public service will be held in Edward’s memory, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Edward’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Pete and Ginger Brown will truly miss their clock collecting buddy. We had lots of fun on our garage selling trips. NANCY, if you ever need anything, you know Pete’s phone number. If we can help in anyway, we are just a phone call away. Rest in peace good buddy.

  • Ed and I loved picking on each other he was a good man who would say exactly what he was thinking and pull no punches I think those were his best qualities love ya brother going to miss you

  • Nancy, our time at Bookmasters was made much easier due to Ed’s ability to give grief where grief was due. I will miss his sense of humor. If you need anything give me a call….I’m back on Ohio. Hope to see you soon. God bless.


  • I am so sad to hear of Ed’s passing,I will truly miss him giving me a hard time every time he came through my line at Samsclub,I actually loved how ornery & spunky he was! Always made me smile & made my day! Thank you Ed for making my workday better,won’t be the same.
    My sincere condolences to the family

  • The thing that I loved about Ed was his orneriness and his sense of humor !!! He always made me laugh. We had some really great times at Metagraphix inPheonix !! Rest in peace ole buddy, gonna miss you but will cherish the memories forever !!!

  • I will truly miss my dad and thankful for our times together and our talks . He was great at giving a hard time . I’m am thankful for my brothers nick and Joel who gives me a hard time just like dad .and the family I also have gotten to know with Nancy . I love you all

  • Larry &a Mary Shingledecker: we’ve been good friends for 50 years, clocks were our bind,he was the older brother I never had! We will surly miss his great humor, his ability to trade me outa my socks, and to out grump me! Love him always, and will miss him !! RIP big bro!!

  • Ed was such a nice person from the day we met,he didn’t know us from squat but he treated us as if we were long time friends, always cracking jokes and just seemed to always be happy so truly sorry and our deepest condolences to his family. Chuck and Katrina Diskin