In the early morning of July 30, 2013, somewhere between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., Jake suffered a sudden heart problem, and in spite of the quick and heroic measures of our Orcas Island paramedics and first responders, he departed this earth to be with The Lord.
He was born in Montclair, New Jersey on Aug. 23, 1941, to the late Harold C. Jacobus and Agnes M. Gordon.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dana; two sons, Jonathan and Christopher; sister, Shirley Seiders; and nephews, John and David Seiders.
After serving in the U.S. Army in Alaska (and experiencing that 9.2 earthquake on Good Friday of 1962!!), Jake got involved with flying.
He flew as “Captain” for many years with Eastern Airlines (1966-1990) and after that company’s bankruptcy, became a “Captain” for United Airlines (1990-2000). He covered many, many miles before retiring to beautiful Orcas Island.
A “Celebration of Life” service was held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at the Orcas Island Community Church, to honor this much-loved, good man.
Remembrances on his behalf may be made to the Orcas Island Community Church, Food Bank, Eastsound’s American Legion, Orcas Island Volunteer EMT/Firefighter Association and/or Mercy Flights (376-3201).
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, Wash. and the San Juan Islands.
To share memories of Jake, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.