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Dr. Robert R. Jacobs


Dr. Robert R. Jacobs

Age 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 15th, 2019. He was born in Milwaukee and lost his father at an early age. He worked very hard to support himself through college and became an accomplished podiatrist, holding many important executive positions in various professional organizations. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in a MASH unit. He used his professional skills over the years to help others through his volunteer work in Guatemala, Repairers of the Breach and many others.

Beloved husband of Marilyn Jacobs (nee Schain) and father of Gary (Ann) Jacobs, Judy (Dr. Mark) Paschen, Melody (Nadav) Cassuto, and Jonathan (Ann) Jacobs. Grandfather to Aaron (Susie) Jacobs, Caleb (Tara) Jacobs, Mitch (Naomi) Paschen, Adam Paschen, Joel Paschen, Guy (Karina) Cassuto, Shimrit Cassuto, Sigalit Cassuto, Sam Jacobs, and Ben Jacobs. Great-grandfather to Samantha and Amy Jacobs, and Ava and Noah Paschen. Brother-in-law to Barbara and Bill Spitz, and Seema Gorens. Preceded in death by his father, Henry Jacobs, his mother, Kate Jacobs Gorens, stepfather, Sam Gorens, brother, Bruce Jacobs, sister-in-law, Jane Jacobs, and stepbrother, Sherwood Gorens.

Funeral services Monday, February 18th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Mound Zion Cemetery, 14510 West North Avenue, Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Shir Hadash, P.O. Box 170632, Milwaukee, WI 53217 or Repairers of the Breach, 1335 West Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Pam Koch 02/18/2019 11:38 am

    Dear Marilyn,

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you for our loss of Bob. What an impressive life he had. Filled with so much life and adventure, I remember seeing both of you on some of the organized bike rides you did even last summer thinking how I want to be riding as long as you and Bob have been.

    I also enjoyed his words of wisdom many times offered to me during my year as president in Rotary. We will miss him dearly every Tuesday.

    I am unfortunately unable to attend the funeral but my thoughts and wishes are with you, Marilyn, during this difficult time.


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