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Mr. Donald H. Jacobson, 77, of Danvers, beloved husband of Eileen A. (Johnson) Jacobson, died Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Oscar and Anna (Truedsson) Jacobson. He was raised and educated in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School and Huntington Preparatory School. He continued his education at Northeastern University.
Mr. Jacobson was devoted to his country and was a longtime member of the United States Army National Guard.
Mr. Jacobson was the co-proprietor of his family's business, Custom Auto Body of Revere. He worked alongside his father and brother until the business was sold. Retirement was not in his vocabulary so he continued to work for Paul Revere Bus Company as a driver in the Airport Bus Transportation Division until the time of his illness.
A 32-year resident of the town of Danvers, Don was a longtime member of the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers and an active member of the Maple Street Church Men's Club. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Reading. He was passionate about his work, but in his free time he enjoyed fishing and working in the garden. He traveled to Alaska several times to fish. He was a true animal lover and always had canine and feline companions. He was a very kind and compassionate man who was devoted to his wife, son and family and will be deeply missed.
Don is survived by his loving wife of over 30 years, Eileen A. (Johnson) Jacobson of Danvers; his son, Kristofor Jacobson of Danvers; his sister, Barbara Dorsey and her husband, Brian of Homosassa, Fla.; his brother, Roy Jacobson and his wife, Ellie of Gardnerville, Nev.; several nieces and nephews; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Eric Diamond of Ctr. Ossipee, N.H., and Joy Johnson of Sanbornville, N.H.
His funeral service will be held in the Maple Street Congregational Church, Maple Street, Danvers, Thursday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Wednesday, May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Don's memory to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on May 16, 2017
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