Wayne Jacobs Jr., 47, of Rochester (New Sewickley Twp.) died unexpectedly Sunday, September 18, 2016 at UPMC Passavant Cranberry Twp. Hospital.
Born August 25, 1969 in New Castle, he was the son of Wayne Jacobs Sr. of Ellwood City and Darla J. Rough LeRoy of Ellwood City. He has been together for 5 years with Sandra Waite Jacobs. They were married at Oak HIll Alliance Church.
Wayne worked as a unloading supervisor at the Walmart in Cranberry Twp. He had attended Riverside High School and was a Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fireman for 10 years. He also volunteered at the “Ready Yourselves Youth Ranch” in Beaver Falls. A Veteran of the US Navy, Wayne served in Desert Storm and was a plank owner on the USS Gettysburg.. He was an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan and enjoyed fishing. He loved his family dearly.
In addition to his parents and wife, Sandra, survivors include four step children, Erik (Tina) Strande of Missouri, Jason Strande, Jesse Pebley, and Chris Pebley, all of Rochester, five sisters, Teresa Giffen and Dianna Fresh of Jacksonville, FL, Tina (Eric) Buchanan of New Castle, Laurie (Dean Edinger) Jacobs of Ellwood City, Talia Durnell of Beaver Falls, one brother, William (Stephanie) Fair of Enon Valley; two grandchildren, Chloe and Autumn Strande; and a number on nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, William and Laura Rough, and paternal grandparents, Joseph and Yetta Jacobs.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at funeral home on Friday at 11 am with Pastor Dan Aluise of Oak Hill Alliance Church officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Sandy, Sorry for your loss, Wayne was a great guy and we will miss him at work.You are in my prayers.
Wayne was a wonderful son-in-law. He was fun and funny. He knew how to make us laugh. He loved our daughter with a great love. We were honored to have him as part of our family. Gone too soon, but he left a lasting impression on us all. We pray that Stetsons are allowed in heaven.
Thank you. He used to tease me about how much you two loved him. He was able to cross off some bucket list items with your help. I thank you for that. His passing is leaving a large whole in many lives.
Sorry for your loss. I’m sure he & Jim are back to fishing together again.
Sandy & Family…
We are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandy…We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow.
Wayne was a great guy. Always a stinker buy also had a way of looking at you and knowing what was going on behind the mask. He truly helped me when i was at a very low point. He just knew, what nobody else saw, and said exactly the right thing. I didn’t know him long but loved every minute with him. A truly special soul. He will be missed greatly.
So sorry for your loss, Sandra. Wish I would have known Wayne. Sounds like a great and loving person. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Matousek, not Matisse
Love Wayne the Rough family will miss you. Memorial eternal
Sandy, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I don’t have to tell you what a great person Wayne was.
My Condolences On Your Loss Sandy. My Name Is Donna. Wayne And I Worked At Cranberry Walmart Together. He Spoke Of You Often ! What A Very Dear Man ! He Had That Tough Guy Exterior But Once We Got To Talking His Kind Heart Showed Through. He Was Very Compassionate I Learned That First Hand. I Asked Him Once If He Would Ever Marry Again. He Said Something Kind Of Off The Wall..I Don’t Remember What It Was Now Though. It Says A lot About You That You Are Now Mrs. Jacobs !
So sorry to hear of your loss Sandra. I did not know you were remarried. We left Oak Hill Church a while ago. A friend of mine from Wal Mart posted this on Facebook. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Love and Many Blessings,
Lorraine and Bink Gregorius
So sorry for your loss. You and the families are in my thoughts and prayers. Wayne was a great guy to know ,i have know Wayne along time and he could always make someone laugh and he would always help if someone needed help. I’m sure he and Jim are together having fun. I will miss you Wayne and i will never forget all the fun times we had. I will treasure all the memories i have of you .RIP Wayne
So sorry for your loss, Sandra. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Just wanted to send sympathies and prayers out to your family and you.
We are so sorry for your loss. I know sometimes one year can be like a lifetime of memories, we pray those warm memories will help you thru your healing time ahead. You’re in our hearts, thoughts, & prayers
Love, Allen & Sandie