John David Jacob

June 16, 1954 ‒ July 09, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

John David Jacob, 60, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 16, 1954, the son of the late Ralph Edward and Dolly (Cox) Jacob VanDyke. John was employed at White Sands, where he was the grounds keeper and in charge of maintenance.

John was a very kind and good hearted person. He will be sadly missed by his three sisters, Debbie (Ron) Ward of Delaware, Sherry (Ed) Wolf of Delaware, and Brenda (Jeff) Fichter of Galena, Ohio; sister-in-law, Eva Jacob of Beckley, West Virginia; Margie VanDyke of Delaware; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents John is preceded in death by his brother Ralph E. Jacob Jr.; and step-father, Gus VanDyke.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

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  • Hello Debbie and Girls,
    I am so very sorry to hear of John’s death. He was a sweet guy. I remember him walking the halls of Willis with a big smile and that pretty blonde hair. I hope you will have many happy memories and I pray your grief is bearable. Healing prayers and love to all of you, -Beth